6:52 PM: Trout's injury is not considered serious, manager Brad Ausmus told J.Po. Hoornstra, from the Southern California News Group (Twitter link). Still, Trout will undergo an MRI on Monday to determine the extent of his calf problem.
5:31 PM: Mike Trout He left today's game after two innings due to what the Angels described like the rigidity of the right calf, and the condition of the star gardener is day to day. Apparently, the injury was not caused by any obvious play in the field. Trout lined up smoothly at first base in his only at-bat at the game, and did not make defensive plays during his two innings of work. The trout was replaced in the center field before the start of the third inning.
While the elimination could have been simply precautionary, any type of injury to the best baseball player is certainly noteworthy. The trout is in the middle of another incredible season, with 30 homers and a bar line of .305 / .455 / .666 over 402 plate appearances. Lead the league in any number of categories, including wRC + (191), fWAR (6.5), offensive BWAR (5.9), percentage on the base, runs created and walks. (In fact, the 77 of Trout walk over his 70 strikeouts).
Los Angeles entered today's action with a record of 47-46, five games behind Oakland for the last wild card spot in the American League. It goes without saying that the Angels' playoff opportunities would be a big blow if Trout had to go on the disabled list for a long period of time. It's such a unique driving force in his team's success that, if the worst-case scenario happens and Trout really needs a significant period of IL, his absence could convince the Angels' head office to explore selling veterans on the deadline. of exchange.