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Angels lineup vs. Astros: Mike Trout on restricted list for a day

Los Angeles Angels left-handed pitcher/designated hitter Shohei Ohtani.
Angels starting pitcher Shohei Ohtani.
(Kent Nishimura/Los Angeles Times)
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Angels center fielder Mike Trout was transferred from the paternity list to the restricted list for Sunday’s series finale against the Houston Astros. General manager Billy Eppler said the three-time American League most valuable player will travel to Seattle on Monday and join the club there.

Trout spent the maximum three days on baseball’s paternity list while his wife, Jessica, delivered the couple’s first child, a son named Beckham Aaron Trout, on Thursday. Aaron is the first name of Jessica’s brother, Aaron Cox, a former Angels pitching prospect who took his own life at age 24 in 2018.

Trout did not announce on social media why he and Jessica chose the name Beckham, but veteran infielder Gordon Beckham, who played all of 26 games with the Angels during a brief stint in Anaheim in 2014, offered tongue-in-cheek speculation on Twitter.

“This isn’t surprising,” said Beckham, a career .237 hitter who never made an All-Star team in 11 big league seasons. “Mike really looked up to me and wanted to model his game after me when I was traded [from the White Sox] to the Angels. I just pray the kid doesn’t feel too much pressure living up to my career numbers.”

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Angels’ starting lineup for Sunday’s game:

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1. David Fletcher — Shortstop

Angels third baseman David Fletcher.
(Kent Nishimura; Allison Hong / Los Angeles Times)

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2. Luis Rengifo — Second base

Angels second baseman Luis Rengifo.
(Kent Nishimura; Allison Hong / Los Angeles Times)

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3. Anthony Rendon — Third base

Angels third baseman Anthony Rendon.
(Kent Nishimura; Allison Hong / Los Angeles Times)

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4. Justin Upton — Left field

Angels left fielder Justin Upton.
(Kent Nishimura; Allison Hong / Los Angeles Times)

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5. Brian Goodwin — Center field

Angels left fielder Brian Goodwin.
(Kent Nishimura; Allison Hong / Los Angeles Times)

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6. Albert Pujols — Designated hitter

Angels first baseman Albert Pujols.
(Kent Nishimura; Allison Hong / Los Angeles Times)

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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. Matt Thaiss — First base

Angels first baseman Matt Thaiss.
(Kent Nishimura; Allison Hong / Los Angeles Times)

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Shohei Ohtani — Starting pitcher

Angels pitcher and designated hitter Shohei Ohtani.
(Kent Nishimura; Allison Hong / Los Angeles Times)