Trout plans to leave the Angels for the birth of his first child in early August and will have to clear MLB protocols before rejoining the team. He confirmed that he intends to play to begin the season. "I'm playing," Trout said. The 2019 American League MVP was unsure of playing amid the Coronavirus pandemic, but has confirmed he will play. Trout slashed .291/.438/.645 with 45 homers, 104 RBI, 110 runs and 11 stolen bases across 134 games last season.