Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle reports that Athletics outfielder Mark Canha underwent surgery on his right wrist. He’s expected to be ready once spring training begins.
Canha, 28, hit a meager .208/.262/.382 with five home runs and 14 RBI in 187 plate appearances in 2017. He spent most of the season with Triple-A Nashville, batting .283/.373/.529 with 12 homers and 50 RBI across 317 PA.
Assuming he’s able to stay healthy, Canha should contribute off the bench for the A’s next season. He will be under team control through 2021.
Angels star outfielder Mike Trout is done for the year, per a team press release. He’ll undergo surgery to remove the Morton’s neuroma in his right foot sometime over the next week, which will likely require a recovery period that stretches beyond the two weeks remaining in the regular season.
Trout, 28, has been day-to-day with a foot injury since the first week of September. On Monday, he underwent a cryoablation procedure to treat the neuroma on his right foot, but evidently requires further treatment to resolve the issue completely. Per manager Brad Ausmus, Trout ‘tested his foot by running’ on Sunday and found he was still experiencing too much pain to play, prompting his decision to undergo season-ending surgery.
This figures to be the first major setback Trout has seen since his thumb surgery in 2017, but there’s no reason to believe his current ailment will have any substantial effect on his 2020 season. Still, it’s an unfortunate end to another monster campaign by the eight-time All-Star and AL MVP contender, who will finish his 2019 season batting .291/.438/.645 with an AL-best 45 home runs, .1083 OPS, and league-leading 8.6 fWAR.