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Mike Trout unsure about this season with pregnant wife

The best player in baseball is unsure if he’ll play in 2020.

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Los Angeles Angels center fielder Mike Trout at bat in the third inning against the San Diego Padres at Tempe Diablo Stadium. Matt Kartozian-USA TODAY Sports

Major League Baseball teams are opening summer camp on Friday as they begin preparations for starting the 2020 season in three weeks. This is the first opportunity for a lot of players to speak to the media, and Los Angeles Angeles outfielder Mike Trout expressed concerns about playing this season.

Trout’s wife is pregnant and their son is due in August, and given the nature of the Covid-19 pandemic, Trout is uncertain about the situation.

“Honestly, I still don’t feel that comfortable. It’s gonna be tough. I’ve got to be really cautious these next couple weeks. I don’t want to test positive. I don’t want to bring it back to my wife. It’s a tough situation we’re in.”

This all comes the same time as a report that 9 or 10 Angels players were not at summer camp for unspecified reasons, according to reporter Trent Rush. Teams cannot reveal if a player has Covid-19, and so there will be a lot of “unspecified reasons” when it comes to play absences.

Baseball is returning the weekend of July 24th, and Trout has to make a decision before then.