Mike Trout leaves game with hamstring injury, considered day-to-day

  • David Whitlock
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Trout removed from game for precaution
Credit: AP

The Los Angeles Angels disappointing season continues with more bad news, as reigning 2012 American League Rookie of the Year and MVP runner-up Mike Trout left Sunday’s game with hamstring tightness.  His removal from the game seemed precautionary, but the Angels suffer another blow for what appears to be a $127M payroll that will result in no playoff appearance.  The Angels have already have 3-time MVP Albert Pujols out for what might be the year and having lost ace Jered Weaver for over a month earlier in the season..

Trout appeared to grimace after flying out to center field in the 5th inning, the first time he was retired in the game after a single and double.  He sits with a batting average of .333, second place to league-leader Miguel Cabrera by 27 points as Cabrera chases the triple crown.  Trout’s speed is a key to the Angels offense and a hamstring at less than 100% would affect his ability to do the things he does on both the basepaths and in center field.  The Angels host the Cleveland Indians in Los Angeles tomorrow evening, by then we should know more about the severity of Trout’s hamstring.

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David (a.k.a. Longhorndave or lhd_on_sports) joined the staff late in the 2012 season and moved to Site Manager in early 2013. A lifelong Houston Astros fan (and mini-season ticket holder for 9 years) he attends 20+ games per year. A statistics freak, David still keeps score the "old fashioned way" on occasion (and has kept manual score of World Series games since 1986 and retains the sheets). He was a featured guest weekly on the Phil Naessens Show. He is also a Texas Longhorns alumnus and huge football and baseball fan of his alma mater. When he isn't watching or writing about baseball, he works as a contractor at NASA Johnson Space Center. He lives by the mantra "a bad day at the ballpark is better than a good day anywhere else."

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