Mike Trout still unable to swing bat three days after jamming wrist
Los Angeles Angels outfielder Mike Trout is set to miss his third consecutive game on Saturday after jamming his wrist, and somewhat worryingly, he hasn’t progressed as originally hoped.
Trout jammed his wrist sliding last Wednesday against the Tampa Bay Rays and hasn’t played since then. The Angels are still calling him day-to-day, but according to manager Mike Scioscia, the star outfielder remains unable to swing a bat and has not healed as quickly as the team had expected.
Although Trout and Scioscia both said yesterday they expected Trout to play today, he hasn’t progressed as much as they hoped. He still isn’t swinging. Still day to day. #Angels
— Jeff Fletcher (@JeffFletcherOCR) August 4, 2018
All tests came back negative, and Trout had originally hoped to sit out just one game. We are now at three and he still can’t swing, but they’re evidently still expecting some pretty quick progress toward full strength.