Diamondback Dads: Peralta and Walker share touching moments

PHOENIX, AZ - JULY 21: David Peralta
PHOENIX, AZ - JULY 21: David Peralta /

Two Arizona Diamondbacks players shared sweet moments on social media in the last 24 hours.

While Taijuan Walker took to Instagram to share the first photo of his newborn son, David Peralta took to Twitter to share news that his wife is in labor with the couple’s first child.

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Walker, who hit the Paternity-List on Thursday, July 20, welcomed Zayden Restrepo-Walker to the world. Zayden is the first child of Walker and his wife Heather Restrepo.

The proud father shared his first public photo with his 40.7 thousand followers. Walker added an endearing caption to both his son and wife.

Walker’s wife shared a few photos earlier this week with her followers. 


The 25-year-old starting pitcher has recently shared a few sentiments, without photos, about the joy being a father.


While Walker is enjoying this new role in his life, we can’t wait to see the little guy sporting a Diamondbacks jersey and playing catch with dad!

Outfielder David Peralta, also known as Freight Train, announced his likely departure to the Paternity List on Twitter. On his thirtieth birthday, Peralta shared a video of “the best gift” he could receive.


While the father-to-be has shared plenty of pictures and videos of his niece in the past, he and his wife Jordan are welcoming their first child. The couple announced the addition to their family back in February.


Peralta also shared a peek of the couple’s maternity shoot back in June, including his daughter’s first “Freight Train” onesie.


The team will surely miss Peralta while he takes a short leave of absence.

MLB’s paternity leave policy says that if a player finds the need to leave for the birth of a child, they must miss the next game, but no more than three games. It has been in place since the 2011 bargaining agreement.

Peralta will surely miss Monday’s game, but will rejoin the team before the series is over in Houston. Until then, we can’t wait to see pictures of the much-anticipated baby Sofia.

UPDATE: Peralta shared a photo of baby Sofia.