Mike Trout, whose wife is due to give birth to the couple’s first child this summer, was placed on the paternity leave list by the Los Angeles Angels on Thursday.
Trout’s wife, Jessica, was originally scheduled to be sometime in August. The limit for one term on the paternity leave list is three days. Trout and Jessica already had a name that was taken out, but wanted to keep it a secret until delivery.
The three-time MVP originally hesitated to play this season amid an epidemic, mostly concerned about contracting the coronovirus and passing it on to his wife, a scenario that would at least have both of them in quineine Forces and prevents them from seeing. His newborn. But after baseball resumed in early July, Trout’s concerns began to ease.
“I can’t wait to meet him. Marked the start of his ninth full season in the big leagues,” Trout said on July 24, the first day of the Angels season opener. “We’re excited. Jessica has been really strong and brave. I don’t know how women do that.”