Los Angeles Angels teammate Shohei Ohtani (29) and one of Major League Baseball’s “monster hitters” Mike Trout (32) will finally be sidelined with an injury.
“The Angels have been dealt a major blow as superstar slugger Trout has been placed on the 10-day disabled list with a fractured left metacarpal,” MLB.com announced on Friday.
Trout led off the bottom of the eighth inning of the Angels’ 3-9 loss to the San Diego Padres on April 4 by hitting a two-seam 81-mph curveball from Nick Martinez for a foul ball. However, Trout experienced pain in his left wrist and was unable to continue, signaling for the bench. The Angels replaced Trout with Mickey Moniak, and two strikes later, Moniak struck out swinging as soon as he stepped to the plate.
Trout, a three-time American League MVP and 11-time All-Star, is batting .263 with a .369 on-base percentage and .493 slugging percentage, along with 18 home runs and 44 RBIs. After undergoing post-game X-rays, Trout was devastated to learn that he had fractured his left fibula.
“Trout is expected to miss roughly four to eight weeks, which means he won’t be back until at least mid-August to September,” MLB.com reported. The pain is evident in Trout’s words, “I can’t really explain the pain I’ve been feeling.”토스카지노
Trout was named to the American League All-Star team again this year, but the injury kept him out of the All-Star Game.
The Angels are in third place in the American League West with a 45-42 record this season. Six games behind the first-place Texas Rangers and three games behind the second-place Houston Astros, the Angels have a long way to go, but the loss of Trout puts them in a precarious position.