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.
Phillies outfielder Bryce Harper hasn’t had the best spring training showing. After a delayed start because he didn’t officially sign until early this month, Harper made his Phillies debut on March 9. Then Harper had an injury scare when he was hit in the ankle by a pitch on March 15. Harper returned on Sunday and finally registered his first hit of the spring on Wednesday — a line drive up the middle.
Harper finished 1-for-2 with a walk on the afternoon. In 10 official at-bats, Harper is batting .100/.438/.100. As you can see, five total walks are helping that on-base percentage. Spring stats are largely meaningless, though, so no one should be worried about Harper with the start of the regular season just a week away.