Angels outfielder Mike Trout has been held out of the lineup since August 1, when he jammed his wrist sliding during last Wednesday’s game against the Rays. Trout received a cortisone injection in his right wrist, the club announced. The Angels are calling his status day-to-day.
Trout, 26, is having another historically great season. He’s batting .309/.459/.624 with 30 home runs, 60 RBI, 82 runs scored, and 21 stolen bases in 482 plate appearances.
Eric Young, Jr. has been handling center field in Trout’s absence. Unsurprisingly, the Angels have gone 1-4 in the five games Trout has missed. Young is again starting in center, batting ninth in Monday night’s lineup against the Tigers.