Mike Trout expects to play on Tuesday
Mike Trout expects to return to action for the Los Angeles Angels on Tuesday after missing time with a hamstring injury.
An MRI on Trout’s hamstring came back clean on Monday, the team said. Trout still felt sore and is out of the lineup for Monday’s game against the Oakland A’s. However, Trout said he is feeling better and that he expects to play on Tuesday, according to the OC Register’s Jeff Fletcher.
#Angels Mike Trout (hamstring) said he's feeling better every day. He wants to play as soon as possible. Not available tonight.
— Jeff Fletcher (@JeffFletcherOCR) May 8, 2017
Angels manager Mike Scioscia says the team has considered placing the two-time MVP on the DL but are in no rush to do so.
Mike Scioscia said they have discussed DL for Trout, but not there yet. Don't want to lose him any longer than neccessary. Still day to day
— Jeff Fletcher (@JeffFletcherOCR) May 9, 2017
The Angels have gone 15-27 in games Trout has missed the past six years while winning at a .531 mark with him in the lineup, according to ESPN Stats & Info. Of course they don’t want their best player missing any more games than necessary.
The Angels have gone 1-2 in the three games Trout has missed due to his hamstring.