Mike Trout was placed on the paternity list before the Los Angeles Angels game against the Seattle Mariners on Thursday evening.
Acting AL Most Valuable Player and his wife Jessica are expecting their first child, which is expected on Monday. Trout, a South Jersey native who turns 29 on August 7, initially expressed reservations about playing the season due to the coronavirus pandemic when the players started training at the summer camp, but was pleased with how the angels tried that To keep players healthy.
Angel's manager Joe Maddon said Trout had informed him before Wednesday's game that he might go. Maddon also said after the 8/5 loss to Seattle on Thursday that he hadn't heard if the baby was born.
The powerful outfielder beat .292 in the first six games in Los Angeles with a home run and four RBIs.
The angels remembered right-handed Kyle Keller to take Trout's roster seat. Brian Goodwin moved from right to midfield and finished second, which is Trout's usual place in the lineup.
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