Los Angeles Angels outfielder Mike Trout is inching closer to a return to action.
Trout was assessed again on Sunday, and his injured groin continues to show improvement. Trout is feeling good enough to join his teammates in Texas for their upcoming series there, and appears to essentially be day-to-day.
The latest on Mike Trout: He was seen by Dr. Steve Yoon today in Los Angeles. Ultrasound images showed further improvement to his groin. Trout also reported continued improvement. He will join the team in Texas and will continue to be evaluated to determine his readiness to play.
Trout hasn’t played since last Tuesday, and the Angels are taking it slow with him despite modest improvement since then. The updates continue to be good, and it sounds like he should be back within a week at the absolute latest.
Mike Trout suffered a groin injury during Tuesday night’s win over the Milwaukee Brewers and said he was expecting to return to the lineup either Friday or Saturday, but the Los Angeles Angels are playing it safe with their $430 million man.
On Friday, the Angels said Trout has shown a reduced amount of swelling in his groin and is improving by the day. However, he will be held out until at least Sunday, when doctors will reevaluate him.
Update from #Angels: “Mike Trout was seen by Dr. Yoon this morning in LA. Imaging reveals a reduced amount of swelling to the groin. Mike also reports daily improvement. He will continue treatment in Anaheim & he will be re-evaluated Sunday. We will provide an update at that time
This sounds like a situation where Trout feels well enough to play, but the Angels see no reason to rush him back this early in the season. While he’s off to an incredible start with a .406 average, five homers and an eye-popping .592 OBP, groin injuries can linger. The Angels don’t want that happening, so they’re likely trying to be sure Trout is 100 percent healthy before he takes the field again.
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.
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!
Mike Trout was forced to leave Tuesday night’s game against the Milwaukee Brewers in the second inning after he suffered a groin injury, but it does not sound like he is expected to miss significant time.
Trout, who injured his groin running to second on a fielder’s choice, left the game in the fourth and the Angels announced he should be considered day-to-day. After the Los Angeles won 11-8, Trout downplayed the severity of the ailment.
Trout downplayed the severity of this injury also. He didn’t need an MRI. Sounds like tomorrow and the off-day Thursday will be all he needs.
Considering Trout remained in the game for another inning and looked to be in good spirits after he was removed, it’s no surprise he isn’t concerned about the groin tweak. The star outfielder is off to a hot start with a .406 batting averaging and .938 slugging percentage, so the Angels will want him back in the lineup as quickly as possible.
Mike Trout is day-to-day after leaving Tuesday night’s Los Angeles Angels game with a strained groin.
Trout appeared to hurt his groin on a slide into second base on a fielder’s choice that ended the bottom of the second against the Milwaukee Brewers. He was replaced in center field by Peter Bourjos in the fourth, and the Angels later explained why.
Mike Trout was removed with a right groin strain. He is day-to-day.
Los Angeles Angels outfielder Mike Trout so thoroughly dominated the Texas Rangers in the first three games of their weekend series that manager Chris Woodward will be seeing him in his nightmares.
Trout has homered in every game against Texas so far. On Friday, he homered twice, and on Saturday, he hit a grand slam in a 5-1 win. Overall, through the first three games of the series, Trout has hit four home runs in nine at-bats and has driven in seven runs.
Understandably, Woodward has just about seen enough.
“I’m gonna have nightmares about that guy.” -Texas manager Chris Woodward on Mike Trout
Mike Trout was limping after sliding into second base following a double in the Los Angeles Angels’ game against the Oakland A’s on Thursday.
Trout batted with a runner on first and two outs in the top of the eighth. He smoked a line drive to center and decided to stretch for a double. He slid into the base and beat the tag, but he paid the price. Trout came up walking gingerly — possibly because he had aggravated a previously irritated area.
Mike Trout chose to forego free agency once again by signing a long-term extension with the Los Angels Angels two years before his previous deal expired, and the star outfielder says what happened with Bryce Harper and Manny Machado was part of the reason he wanted to go that route.
Trout spoke with reporters on Sunday about his record $430 million contract, and he said he informed the Angels he either wanted to sign a new deal now or was going to test free agency following the 2020 season. However, he preferred to lock in an extension and viewed the “tough couple months” for Harper and Machado as a “red flag.”
Mike Trout: "If we hadn’t gotten a deal done it would have been tough for me. I obviously wanted to be here. I said I want to deal with it now. If not i’m gong to explore free agency. I didn’t want to go through the next few seasons thinking ‘Am I going to get a deal or not?’"
Mike Trout: "I kind of saw what Bryce and Manny went through and it drew a red flag for me. I talked to Manny and Bryce. It was a tough couple months in the offseason. They put it perspective in my mind. I obviously want to be an Angel for life. That was a big key."
Trout added that he would not have felt right moving to another team in two years to chase a championship. Some have wondered why he committed to the Angels despite reaching the playoffs just once in his eight seasons, but Trout said “teams go through ups and downs” and he prefers to ride that out.
The deal came after days of Bryce Harper very publicly recruiting Trout to Philadelphia. It may be that Trout is saying things to appease his home fans, but it really doesn’t sound like he ever got close to wanting to push his way to free agency in order to return home.