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Mike Trout day-to-day after cryoablation procedure on right foot

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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.

Giants place Samardjiza on IL due to shoulder impingement

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LOS ANGELES — Jeff Samardjiza has been placed on the 10-day injured list by the San Francisco Giants due to right shoulder impingement.

Manager Gabe Kapler said before Saturday’s game against the Los Angeles Dodgers that the right-hander told trainers and the coaching staff that he felt like wasn’t able to get the arm loose during Friday’s game. Samardjiza is scheduled to undergo an MRI on Saturday.

Samardjiza went four-plus innings and allowed six runs on seven hits in a 7-2 loss to the Dodgers. He is 0-2 with a 9.88 ERA in three starts.

The Giants have recalled left-hander Andrew Suarez from their alternate training site, but Kapler said he hasn’t finalized a revised starting rotation.