Mike Trout intends to play this season, but the best player in the game admitted he’s nervous about what lies ahead — especially since the Angels’ star and his wife Jessica are expecting their first child.
“Honestly, I still don’t feel comfortable with the baby coming,’’ Trout said Friday on a Zoom call, according to reports. “There’s a lot of things on my mind. I’m trying to be the safest and most cautious way to get through the season. It’s going to be tough.’’
A number of players have already opted out of the upcoming 60-game season due to the coronavirus pandemic, including Washington’s Ryan Zimmerman and Colorado’s Ian Desmond.
So far, no one on the Mets or Yankees has decided not to play, but a lot could change throughout the league — and the world — by the time the regular season is scheduled to start later this month.
“We’re playing it by ear,’’ the 28-year-old Trout said. “I think the biggest thing is this is our first child. I’ve got to be there. If I test positive, I can’t see the baby for 14 days. We would be upset. I’ve got to keep Jess safe. I’ve got to keep the baby safe… I try to talk to my wife every…