Actress Vanessa Morgan welcomes new baby amid divorce proceedings with Michael Kopech

Top White Sox pitching prospect Michael Kopech will be a new father when Sox pitchers and catchers report to spring training in Arizona on Feb. 17.

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Michael Kopech and Vanessa Morgan, pictured on July 19, 2020.

Michael Kopech and Vanessa Morgan, pictured on July 19, 2020.

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Top White Sox pitching prospect Michael Kopech will be a new father when Sox pitchers and catchers report to spring training in Arizona on Feb. 17. Kopech’s famous ex-wife, actress Vanessa Morgan, has given birth to a boy.

Kopech filed for divorce with Morgan, a star of the “Riverdale” TV series, five months after being married last year. E! News reported the birth and reported Kopech was with Morgan for the arrival.

“They’re both thrilled,” a source told E! News.

Kopech, 24, filed for divorce last June, a month before Morgan revealed her pregnancy. They were married last January.

Kopech has pitched in only four major-league games, his last one in September 2018 before he had Tommy John surgery. He opted out of the abbreviated 60-game 2020 season for personal reasons but kept in contact with the organization during his absence.

“We look forward to having Michael back with us at the start of spring training,” general manager Rick Hahn said in October.

“He’s obviously fully invested and committed, and the view of him remains the same as when we announced he was opting out of the season — that we still see his future as very bright and that he has the potential to be a very impactful arm for us for a very long time.”

Kopech is expected to start the 2021 season in the minor leagues.

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