Mike Trout to have season-ending surgery on foot
Mike Trout’s brilliant 2019 season is over.
The Los Angeles Angels announced Sunday that Trout will undergo surgery on his ailing right foot and miss the remainder of the season.
Angels statement on Mike Trout. He’s having surgery later this week. His season is over. pic.twitter.com/SpYfNIMtSt
— Fabian Ardaya (@FabianArdaya) September 15, 2019
The Angels are well out of the playoff race and there’s no point pushing Trout through further pain. There’s no word on recovery time, but it seems reasonable to expect that he’ll have ample time to rehab and be ready for the 2020 season.
Trout hadn’t played since Sept. 7 with the foot issue. He’s hitting .291 with 45 home runs and 104 RBI in what has been, by one metric, the best offensive season of his career. The 28-year-old may well be the AL MVP, but the injuries and his team’s inability to stay in contention could cost him vital votes, fair or not.