Angels’ General Manager, Perry Minasian, announced that center fielder Mike Trout, who had returned to action in the MLB on Tuesday for one game, will once again be sidelined due to a calf injury after missing both games of Wednesday’s doubleheader against the Reds.
Trout had first appeared in the MLB in early July when he had a hamstring injury. Before returning on Tuesday, he had been absent for seven weeks without any rehab work. It was only after playing with discomfort in the calf during Wednesday’s game alongside Minasian that it was revealed Trout would be fully shut down for the next 10 days.
Trout had already stated his resolve to play despite the discomfort for the remainder of the season, but he won’t be starting any games as long as management is concerned.
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Trout had said to reporters last week, “I know it’s just about tolerating the pain. Once it gets to that point where it’s bearable, I’ll be out there.”
The Angels hope that Trout can return before the end of the season; however, considering that Shohei Ohtani won’t pitch in the UCL amid concerns about wear and tear, and with the Angels being 10.5 games out of the wild-card race after being eliminated from playoff contention, the Angels could opt to shut down Trout for the season.
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The Los Angeles Angels have placed outfielder Mike Trout on the 15-day injured list after he played against Cincinnati in the game on Tuesday but stayed out of Wednesday’s doubleheader. This was after he was activated from the 10-day injured list due to a fracture in his left hand, which had kept him out for eight weeks.
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Angels’ GM Minasian is hopeful that Trout will play again this season, but it remains uncertain how long it will take for him to fully recover from this major injury.
Minasian said, “You have to give it time to heal. The last thing you want is for him to start using his hand and put stress on other parts of his body as he recovers from a significant injury.”
Major League Baseball home run leader and 10-game winner Shohei Ohtani won’t pitch in Philadelphia, and there are doubts about his hitting abilities when facing the Phillies.
Minasian stated on Wednesday night that Ohtani won’t pitch this season due to a torn ligament in his right elbow. The Angels don’t yet know whether Ohtani will require surgery to repair his ulnar collateral ligament for the second time or not. Ohtani had his first Tommy John surgery at the end of 2018 after his AL Rookie of the Year season.
The two-way superstar left Wednesday’s opening game of the doubleheader suddenly after throwing 26 pitches in his second inning against Cincinnati. Ohtani, who hit his 44th homer of the season in the first inning, was removed from the mound after it was discovered that he had teared up while testing during the game, despite the nightcap being postponed.