Mike Trout’s big worry over MLB’s ‘pretty crazy’ Arizona plan

Mike Trout’s big worry over MLB’s ‘pretty crazy’ Arizona plan

The plan to start the Major League Baseball season after the coronavirus shutdown is lifted seems a little fishy to the sport’s biggest star.

Los Angeles Angels outfielder and reigning AL MVP Mike Trout sounds skeptical about the proposal being discussed to play games in Arizona without fans while sequestering players and staff in nearby hotels and testing them regularly for COVID-19 for several months.

“I obviously want to play as fast as we can. Get to a city, maybe Arizona, they’re throwing out Florida. Being quarantined in a city, if we play a couple of months, it would be difficult for some guys,” Trout said Wednesday in a video interview with NBC Sports. “What are you gonna do with family members? My wife is pregnant. What am I gonna do when she goes into labor? Am I going to have to quarantine for two weeks after I come back?

“Because obviously I can’t miss that birth of our first child. So there’s a lot of red flags, a lot of questions.”

Dr. Anthony Fauci, the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, said this week that the only feasible way to restart sports is without fans attending and with frequent testing of all involved for the virus.

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