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Report: Mike Trout likely out another week

Mike Trout

Los Angeles Angels outfielder Mike Trout is still a little ways away from returning to action.

According to Maria I. Guardado of MLB.com, Trout is not expected to return to the Angels until their next homestand, which does not begin until Friday.

In other words, that’s roughly another week — at least — for Trout to remain sidelined with a troublesome wrist. He has also been away from the team after the death of his brother-in-law, which may have been a factor in why he wasn’t activated when eligible on Thursday.

Trout is hitting .309 with 30 home runs. He was having another MVP-caliber season this year, but the month out and the Angels’ lack of playoff contention will probably keep him from winning the award.

Mike Trout may not return from DL when eligible

Mike Trout

Mike Trout may not be ready to return to the Los Angeles Angels when he is eligible to come off the disabled list on Thursday.

Trout is away from the team due to a family matter, and the team is not sure if he’ll be ready to play on Thursday.

Trout has not played since Aug. 1 due to a wrist injury. He had a cortisone shot last week which supposedly led to some improvement, though the Angels retroactively placed him on the DL.

The 27-year-old MVP candidate is batting .309 with a 1.083 OPS this season.

Top 10 MLB MVP candidates

Mookie Betts

As we head towards the final month of the regular season, the pennant races in baseball are heating up, and so are the awards races. The MVP races in both leagues are looking very intriguing as we get into crunch time.

In the American League, there are several worthy candidates, though two teams are heavily represented. The National League race is even more wide open, with no clear standouts — a factor that could open the door to a pitcher winning the award for the first time since 2014.

Here’s a look at the top five MVP candidates in both the American and National League.

AMERICAN LEAGUE

5) Francisco Lindor, Indians

Lindor finished fifth in last year’s voting and he’s having an even better season than he did last year. Hitting just shy of .300 and with his second consecutive 30-home run season in sight, the Cleveland shortstop’s candidacy will be bolstered not just by his offensive numbers, but because he plays quality defense at one of the most important positions on the field. Despite this, he’s viewed as a longshot, as his offensive numbers lag behind those of his key competitors.

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Mike Trout placed on 10-day DL with wrist injury

Mike Trout

The Los Angeles Angels have placed Mike Trout on the disabled list due to his wrist injury.

Trout has not played since Aug. 1 due to his wrist and had a cortisone injection on Monday. Angels manager Mike Scioscia said during the week that Trout was improving and could be back in the lineup by Friday, but obviously that changed.

The Angels said that Trout is being placed on the DL retroactive to the 6th.

The Angels were reluctant to place him on the DL initially for good reason — you don’t want to miss any more games of him than you have to. Eric Young Jr. has been playing center field for the .500 Angels.

Mike Trout could be back in Angels’ lineup on Friday

Mike Trout

Mike Trout could be back in the Los Angeles Angels’ lineup before long.

Trout has not played since last Wednesday due to a wrist injury. But Angels manager Mike Scioscia said on Wednesday that Trout is feeling better and could be back in the lineup on Friday.

Trout received a cortisone injection in his wrist on Monday and is already improving. The AL MVP candidate is batting .306 with a career-best 1.083 OPS this season.

The Angels completed a 3-game sweep of the Detroit Tigers at home and host Oakland for three games beginning on Friday.

Mike Trout gets cortisone injection for problematic wrist

Mike Trout

Mike Trout is taking another step this week to address his ailing right wrist.

The Los Angeles Angels released a statement on Monday saying that the star outfielder received a cortisone injection in the wrist as he is continuing to experience soreness after jamming it on a slide last week.

The righty-hitting Trout, who is putting together yet another MVP-caliber season with a .309 batting average to go along with 30 home runs and 60 RBIs, has missed the team’s last four straight games with the injury.

We recently heard a somewhat concerning update about the wrist, so it’s worth wondering if a DL stint may be needed for the 26-year-old All-Star.

Mike Trout still unable to swing bat three days after jamming wrist

Mike Trout

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.

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.

Mike Trout to miss at least one game with wrist injury

Mike Trout

Mike Trout is getting a rare day off in Thursday’s game between the Los Angeles Angels and Tampa Bay Rays, and the star outfielder told reporters an injury he suffered on Wednesday night is the reason for that.

During the Angels’ 7-2 loss to the Rays on Wednesday, Trout jammed his right wrist on a slide while attempting to steal third base. He said he is hoping to miss only one game after both an X-ray and MRI came back negative.

As usual, Trout is having a fantastic season. The MVP candidate is hitting .309 with 30 home runs, 60 RBI and a career-best OPS of 1.083. He recently opened up about how frustrating this season has been for the Angels, and any type of long-term injury would make it even more so.

10 current players who are on their way to the Hall of Fame

Clayton Kershaw no-hitter

As six players are inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame on Sunday, it’s easy to look around the current crop of active players and ask which of them will someday receive the same honor. There are many players who are on the right path, but the road to Cooperstown is filled with players who looked like future Hall of Famers before their careers took turns for the worse.

Here is a list of ten active MLB players who look to be on the right track to someday be enshrined in Cooperstown.

Adrian Beltre, Rangers

Beltre’s late-career revival, particularly during his Texas Rangers years, should send him to Cooperstown. A .287 career hitter, he has already surpassed 3,000 hits. He may fall just short of 500 home runs, but he had roughly a decade at the very top of the game. He is a five-time Gold Glover and recognized as one of the better defenders in the game. From 2010 through 2017, he hit .310 and averaged over 30 home runs per season. That’s a lengthy and excellent peak, and it came years after his 48-homer, near MVP season in 2004 with the Dodgers.

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This Mike Trout is simply stunning

Mike Trout

The theme throughout Mike Trout’s career with the Angels has been that he produces while his teammates fail to keep up. Few things seem to affirm that more than this stat.

Houston Astros reporter Brian McTaggart noted before Sunday’s game that Trout had not driven in a teammate since June 19.

It’s no surprise that the Angels have gone 10-15 during that span.

Since driving in two during the June 19 game, Trout has just two RBIs — both on solo home runs. He’s only batting .235 so far this month and has just four extra-base hits since June 19. That plus all the times he walks and strikes out probably contributes to the lack of RBIs.

Still, it’s not as if he’s completely tanked at the plate, meaning he’s still getting some hits, so you would expect more RBIs in the span of a month.

Outside of Shohei Ohtani, who is only a part-time hitter, Trout is the only Angels regular with an OPS over .800.