Angels outfielders Mike Trout, Jo Adell likely done for the year

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CHICAGO – Mike Trout is likely done for the year. Same for Jo Adell, another talented outfielder for the Los Angeles Angels.

Manager Joe Maddon said Wednesday he would be very surprised if Trout played again this season. The three-time AL MVP injured his right calf running the bases May 17 and had a setback last month, but he has left open the possibility of returning this year.

Adell was placed on the 10-day injured list after he got hurt when he crashed into the wall in left while trying to catch Garrett Stubbs’ RBI double in the ninth inning of the Angels’ 4-2 win at Houston on Saturday night.

He hit the back of his head on the wall on the play, but the team said he had a left abdominal strain.

“The left side of his body, he’s feeling something in there where he can’t really rotate or swing the bat, and that’s pretty much it,” Maddon said.

The fourth-place Angels have 17 games left after Wednesday night’s matchup with the Chicago White Sox. While leaving open the possibility that Adell could return, Maddon said “it would be hard to imagine.”

Adell, 22, was selected by Los Angeles with the No. 10 pick in the 2017 amateur draft. He made his big league debut last year, batting .161 in 38 games, but he showed more flashes of his potential this season.

Adell had three hits and three RBIs in his season debut with the Angels on Aug. 3. He is hitting .246 with four homers and 26 RBIs in 35 games.

“Wonderful improvement in a lot of his game,” Maddon said. “You could take any part of it and there’s improvement.”

Trout has been trying to come back this year, but he experienced soreness in his calf after running the bases on Aug. 28. A chuckling Maddon called his comments on Trout an “unofficial statement,” not wanting to jump in front of the star slugger in ruling him out, but he indicated there just isn’t enough time left for him to play again.

“I watch him do his work and it’s been the same. The guy is like so wanting to be out there,” Maddon said. “You watch him in the dugout every night, he’s on every pitch. My God, he’s in on every pitch. He comes over and discusses things with me during the course of the game. He’s absolutely, totally engaged.”

Infielder Jose Rojas was recalled from Triple-A Salt Lake to replace Adell on the roster. Rojas hit .211 with four homers and 10 RBIs in his first 46 games with Los Angeles this season.

Stanton, Donaldson, Kahnle activated by Yankees ahead of Dodgers series

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LOS ANGELES — Giancarlo Stanton, Josh Donaldson, and Tommy Kahnle were activated by the New York Yankees ahead of their weekend series against the Los Angeles Dodgers.

New York cleared three roster spots after a 1-0 loss at Seattle, optioning infielder-outfielders Oswaldo Cabrera and Franchy Cordero to Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre along with left-hander Matt Krook.

Stanton, Donaldson and Kahnle all played in a rehab game for Double-A Somerset. Stanton was hitless in three at-bats in his first appearance since injuring his left hamstring on April 15.

Donaldson went 1 for 4 in his fourth rehab game as he comes back from a strained right hamstring originally sustained on April 5.

Kahnle pitched one inning, giving up one run and one hit and walking two. He has been out since spring training with right biceps tendinitis.

Aaron Boone said he wasn’t concerned about Stanton returning after playing in just one rehab game. He did say that Stanton likely will be a designated hitter for a couple of weeks after rejoining the Yankees.

New York is missing centerfielder Harrison Bader, who strained his right hamstring against the Mariners and went on the injured list the next day.

Left-hander Carlos Rodón, sidelined since spring training by a sore left forearm and an ailing back, was transferred to the 60-day injured list.