Miami (AFP) - Former New York Yankees great Derek Jeter and his wife Hannah have welcomed their first child -? a baby girl named Bella Raine.
"Congratulations Derek and @hannahbjeter on the birth of your baby girl, Bella Raine Jeter, born Thursday, Aug. 17,? The Players' Tribune website, which Jeter founded, announced Friday on Twitter.
The Yankees congratulated their former shortstop, a five-time World Series champion, with a tweet.
"Congrats to Derek & Hannah Jeter on the birth of their daughter, Bella Raine Jeter," the team posted. "We can't wait to meet her!"
Jeter, 43, is heading into new territory professionally as well as personally.
He is a limited partner in the group led by billionaire businessman Bruce Sherman proposing to buy the Miami Marlins for $1.2 billion.
League owners met on Wednesday with Sherman to go over his plans for buying the struggling club from Jeffrey Loria.
Jeter missed the meetings to be with his expectant wife, but he's reportedly poised to play a key role in the baseball operations of the club.
"He's not the kind of guy who's just going to add his name and say 'Yeah, I'm the owner of the team," said Joe Torre, Jeter's one-time manager at the Yankees. "He's going to roll up his sleeves. I know he didn't want to be just be a token owner.
"It's more than somebody investing money. It's somebody who's in it for the long haul."