The Angels announced on Monday that outfielder Mike Trout underwent a cryoablation procedure to address a neuroma in his right foot. He’s considered day-to-day and hopes to return in a couple of days. Trout exited Friday’s game after five innings and only pinch-hit on Saturday before sitting out all of Sunday’s action.
Per MLB.com’s Rhett Bollinger, manager Brad Ausmus said, “I’m not in the medical field, but it’s a buildup of tissue around the nerve that causes pain. Today, he had a cryoablation that deadens the tissue, deadens the nerve area.”
Trout, 28, is the prohibitive favorite for the AL MVP Award, batting .291/.438/.645 with 45 home runs, 104 RBI, 110 runs scored, and 11 stolen bases in 600 plate appearances. FanGraphs credits him with 8.7 WAR, which is 1.7 more than his closest competitor, Astros 3B/SS Alex Bregman.