Mike Trout and the Los Angeles Angels have returned to practice. Trout primarily practiced with a mask on, reminding everyone that it’s not that hard to do things while wearing one. While he takes precautions in Summer Training, he’s still on the fence about whether or not he’ll play this season. Trout’s wife is currently pregnant with their first child.
Via the Orange County Register:
“It’s going to come down to how safe it’ll be,” he said. “If there’s an outbreak or something happens in the next few weeks, I’ll have to reconsider. There are a lot of questions. I love baseball, but I have to do what’s right for my family. It’s a tough decision if something happens down the road. A lot of guys have questions.
Trout is not alone in that thinking. Not in America and not in baseball.
“It’s a tough and crazy situation right now in the country and in the world. Nobody really knows or has the answers. I talk to my wife every night about this. I know I’m risking myself and that I could get this virus but it’s the last thing I want to do. I’ve talked to a lot of guys around the league and they’re texting me a lot and they’re all thinking the same thing. Is this going to work? We just have to stay as safe as we can.”
Trout has already made more than $120 million in his career. If he skips this shortened season entirely, he still stands to make $370 million on his current deal with the Angels. Trout’s family is taken care of right now. His financial future is also reasonably solid.