"It's something that's amazing being my first time," he said. "I don't have any words for it."Gonzalez, a Rule 5 Draft pick, admitted when he was flying to Houston last week while the team was in Cincinnati he didn't think becoming a father would impact him quite the way it did.
"I used to say it was going to be like a normal day," he said. "I was on the plane on my way here and I was expecting a normal day. When I saw her and I carried her, it was amazing. It was a very special day."
Astros infielder Matt Downs was the first Astros player to be placed on paternity leave last season.