Mike Trout targeting Friday return from groin strain
Mike Trout is targeting a Friday return from his groin strain.
Trout left Tuesday night’s win over the Milwaukee Brewers after tweaking his groin in the second inning. He indicated after the game that the injury was not serious enough for an MRI, but the team is still holding him out on Wednesday anyway.
The Los Angeles Angels have Thursday off and then begin a 3-game series against the Cubs in Chicago on Friday. Trout hopes to be ready for Friday but says he will not push things if the weather is really cold.
Mike Trout gave a weather report and acknowleged that the cold in Chicago might impact his return. But he said his right groin already feels better, and he’s hoping to be back in the lineup by Friday or Saturday.
— Fabian Ardaya (@FabianArdaya) April 10, 2019
Trout has been incredible this season even by his standards. He’s batting .406 with five homers, a league-leading 13 walks, a league-best .592 OBP (!!) and 1.529 OPS. His recent series against the Texas Rangers was one of the best ever.
From @ESPNStatsInfo: Mike Trout just had the third-best OPS ever for a player in a four-game series. Babe Ruth No. 1 in 1921 (8-12, 6 HR, 6 BB) and Mickey Mantle No. 2 in 1962 (6-11, 5 HR, 6 BB). Oh, Ruth also started and won a game in his series!
— David Schoenfield (@dschoenfield) April 8, 2019