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Angels star Mike Trout placed on the paternity list

Angels outfielder Mike Trout.
Angels center fielder Mike Trout said last week he wasn’t sure how long he would be on paternity leave.
(Kent Nishimura / Los Angeles Times)
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Angels center fielder Mike Trout was placed on the paternity list Thursday afternoon and is not in the lineup for the Thursday night’s series finale against the Seattle Mariners in Angel Stadium.

Trout’s wife, Jessica, had a due date of Monday to deliver the couple’s first child, a boy, but the team did not announce whether she had gone into labor. When Trout spoke before the team’s season opener last week, he wasn’t sure how long he would be away from the team.

“It’s all in God’s hands,” he said. “I haven’t really thought about what it’s gonna be like because I couldn’t tell you. I’m anxious, I’m nervous, I’m sure everything will go well, but I can’t tell you if I’m taking two days [or longer].”

Brian Goodwin will move to center field and Taylor Ward will start in right field against Mariners left-hander Marco Gonzales on Thursday night. The Angels lineup:

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Angels’ starting lineup for Thursday’s game:

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1. David Fletcher — Shortstop

Angels third baseman David Fletcher.
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2. Brian Goodwin — Center field

Angels left fielder Brian Goodwin.
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3. Anthony Rendon — Third base

Angels third baseman Anthony Rendon.
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4. Justin Upton — Left field

Angels left fielder Justin Upton.
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5. Shohei Ohtani — Designated hitter

Angels pitcher and designated hitter Shohei Ohtani.
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6. Albert Pujols — First base

Angels first baseman Albert Pujols.
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7. Taylor Ward — Right field

Angels infielder/outfielder Taylor Ward.
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8. Max Stassi — Catcher

Angels catcher Max Stassi.
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9. Luis Rengifo — Second base

Angels second baseman Luis Rengifo.
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Dylan Bundy — Starting pitcher

Angels pitcher Dylan Bundy.
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