Mike Trout fell awkwardly on his left wrist during a diving catch attempt in Sunday afternoon’s series finale against the Rangers and was held out of Tuesday’s series opener versus the Astros.
He’ll sit out again on Wednesday, with newcomer David DeJesus playing center and batting leadoff.
An MRI taken Tuesday ruled out anything serious, but Trout does have a bit of wrist inflammation.
Trout finished 4-for-4 with two homers, three runs scored, and five RBI on Sunday and the 23-year-old MVP frontrunner is batting .315/.405/.632 with 31 home runs and 64 RBI in 97 total games this season for the American League West-leading Halos.
A doubleheader between the St. Louis Cardinals and Detroit Tigers this week is being postponed to allow more time for additional COVID-19 testing.
MLB opted to postpone Thursday’s doubleheader to continue additional testing while players and staff are quarantined before the team returns to play. More details about the Cardinals’ resumption of play will be announced later this week.
The Cardinals had a series against Pittsburgh set to start on Monday postponed after a weekend series against the Cubs was scrapped due to three positive coronavirus tests.
St. Louis had two more players and a staff member test positive for the virus on Friday and have had eight positive players overall, including star catcher Yadier Molina.
There have now been 29 games postponed by Major League Baseball because of coronavirus concerns. The Cardinals have not played since July 30 and have had 15 games scrapped.
Miami and Philadelphia each had seven games postponed earlier and have returned to the field since the disruptions.
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