Red Sox GM Theo Epstein and wife Marie Whitney welcomed their first child today, a healthy baby boy named Jack.
Originally due Saturday, the baby was delivered before noon at a Boston hospital. Neither Theo, who is fiercely private about his personal life, nor the Red Sox had a comment today.
Team spokesman John Blake would not confirm the birth, saying only that a statement would be issued “if and when” the baby arrived. “Theo wants people to respect his privacy,” said John Blake.
It is the fifth grandchild for Theo’s parents Ilene and Leslie. Theo’s sister, writer Anya Epstein, has two daughters, Sylvie and Eve, with her husband, actor Dan Futterman, and Theo’s twin brother Paul Epstein has a boy and girl, Annika and Ezra, with his wife Saskia Grinberg.