Los Angeles Angels star Mike Trout confirmed on Wednesday that he will play this season despite his wife expecting the couple's first child in August.
The three-time American League (AL) MVP was concerned about potential outbreaks of COVID-19 and was unsure of his playing status earlier this month. Two weeks ago, he was still "up in the air" about whether to play this season.
"I'm playing," Trout said during a video conference call. "It's definitely been great so far."
Trout is still likely to miss some time after his wife, Jessica, gives birth to their son, likely in August.
Trout expressed confidence in fellow players' willingness to follow safety regulations and the protocols put in place by MLB.
"Everybody is taking responsibility to wear a mask and do social distancing and just be safe, and we're seeing that," Trout said.
"The results are there. Just got to pick it up and stay on it when we're on the road … we're going to different cities where it's really bad right now. It's going to be tough. As of right now, everything is great."
The Angels open their season on Friday on the road against the Oakland Athletics.