One of the premature twin boys born to Padres second baseman Jedd Gyorko and wife Karley was being watched closely in the neonatal intensive care unit at Sharp Healthcare, but his prospects are good, officials said.

According to Sharp, the twins, Kadin and Brody, the couple’s first children, were born early, and doctors wanted to watch Kadin for a few days. Brody is at home with his parents.

San Diego Padre Jedd Gyorko. Photo credit: Wikimedia Commons/Muboshgu

The Gyorkos plan to make themselves available to the news media Friday.

Doctors said Kadin was doing well, but was just premature.

Gyorko, a second-year major leaguer, arrived from San Francisco, where the Padres concluded a long road trip this week, just in time for the birth of the twins on Monday.

Gyorko was with the Padres, when they lost 3-2 on Wednesday, then back at the hospital Thursday, according to Sharp Healthcare. As he returned to the team, he told MLB.com about his new additions.

“I really have a lot of mixed emotions, because it’s probably the best thing that’s ever happened to me in my life,” Gyorko said. “They’re in the back of my mind, but it’ll be nice to get back out there and get back to baseball. And the was the biggest thing was that we were coming right back [to San Diego], so that makes it nice.”

He and Karley are able to stay connected with Kadin via a webcam system made possible by donations. The system enables parents, such as members of the military overseas, to see their newborns.

– City News Service