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AJ Pollock says he considered not playing this season after enduring a bout with COVID-19 and the premature birth of his daughter.

The Los Angeles Dodgers center fielder was late arriving to summer camp after daughter Maddie arrived three months early, weighing 22 ounces.

Pollock says he thinks he got the coronavirus while in the hospital with his daughter. He says he had two days of symptoms a month ago that included headache, body aches, congestion and loss of smell.

“Getting coronavirus for me put it into perspective,” he said. “I was staying at home and being careful and got it.”

Pollock had to stay away from his daughter for 14 days while in quarantine. The child is still hospitalized, but doing well. He says she never tested postive for the virus.

“It’s been a wild ride,” he said. “It’s been very emotional, it’s been very frustrating, it’s been scary.”