To everyone’s complete surprise, the Angels placed Mike Trout on the 10-day disabled list Friday afternoon.
The move follows a series of days when Angels personnel have said that the injury is not serious and hoped Trout would play Friday night. Interestingly, the press release states that the move is retro to 8/6, meaning Trout would not be able to play before 8/16, even though he has not played since the 1st of August. Perhaps there is a new rule that only allows for maximum five days of retroactive action?
Update: The Angels actually placed Trout on the DL last night, and there is a maximum of three days retroactive action.
Before the injury, Trout hit .309/.459/.624/1.083 and seemed to be tracking towards his 3rd MVP.
Eric Young Jr. has filled in admirably in Trout’s absence in center field. A corresponding move has not been announced.
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