While he was initially hesitant about playing baseball during the coronavirus pandemic, Mike Trout is ready to take the field for the Los Angeles Angels.

"I'm playing," Trout said Wednesday, two days before the Angels begin the season against the Oakland Athletics.

Trout's wife, Jessica, is due to give birth to the couple's first child on Aug. 3. He expects to be present for the delivery, but details have yet to be worked out.

The due date lands on an off day for the Angels, right before a six-game road trip to Seattle and Arlington, Texas.