June 17, 2021

Angels’ Mike Trout uneasy about MLB season, impending fatherhood (New York Post)

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…

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