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Roberts convinces Segedin to take 1-day paternity leave

Dodgers outfielder Rob Segedin is going on paternity leave after exiting in the eighth inning Tuesday night to be there for the birth of his son.

Manager Dave Roberts said Wednesday he had to convince the rookie to take one day leave. Players can take up to three days.

"We talked and in his situation, he was saying all the right things and maybe to a fault as far as doing what's best for the team," Roberts said. "Family takes priority. It took a little convincing. Obviously, he knew that was the right thing. For him and for all of us, he's very excited."

Segedin hit his second big league homer off San Francisco Giants ace Madison Bumgarner in the...