On Monday, the Angels transfeered Mike Trout to the 60-day Injured List, meaning he won’t be eligible to return until after July 17. Trout will be out until at least after the All-Star break.
Angels manager Joe Maddon told reporters that Trout is progressing well and that he took his first swings in the batting cage since suffering his injury back on May 17. However, Maddon still doesn’t have a date as to when we can expect Trout, meaning it could be after the July 17 return date. Maddon added that Trout is more than 50 percent healed from the injury, so that is certainly good news.
With Trout still rehabbing, the move makes sense to open up a spot on the 40-man roster. The Angels went right to work, as they added outfielder Scott Schebler, who had his contract selected Monday. He’s already spent time with the Angels this season, appearing in 11 games.
He was designated for assignment back in May, but cleared waivers and was sent to Salt Lake. His best season of his career came back in 2017 when he hit 30 home runs for the Reds.
The moves didn’t stop there, as the Halos optioned infielder Kean Wong to Triple-A. In 18 games for the Angels this season, Wong is hitting .179 with no homers and five runs driven in.