Mike Trout Done for the Season
Along with the news that they’ve been eliminated, the Los Angeles Angles received more sobering news. Mike Trout is done for the season. Trout suffered a foot injury, effectively ending his 2019 campaign. The injury stems from earlier foot problems that sidelined the 28-year-old earlier this month. The eight-time All-Star suffered initially from Morton’s neuroma and will now have surgery to remove it.
Initially, Trout suffered the injury prior to Sep. 7 and hasn’t seen his way into the lineup since then. Trout underwent a minor procedure on Monday to try and alleviate the pain. Unfortunately, that did not do much as Angels PR reported that the pain was still prevalent.
Trout is now expected to go under the knife to fix the problem, effectively ending his 2019 campaign. Trout has missed more than 30 games at a time just once during his eight-year playing career.
Another Strong Season for Trout
In his eighth season in the major league ranks, Trout has once again produced an MVP worthy season. Trout’s ending slash line will end up at .291/.483/.645. Those numbers go alongside his career-best 45 home runs, and 104 RBI on the season.
His 2019 efforts have resulted in a third straight season with a season-ending OPS over 1.000. As things sit right now, Trout is on pace to lead the league in WRC+ for a third straight season. Trout is the only player to post a WAR mark of 8.0 or higher in two straight seasons over the last four years.
Trout is still in line for another MVP award which would give him his third career honor.
Another Domino to Fall
Trout’s injury makes him yet another domino to fall for the Los Angeles Angels. Two-way star Shohei Ohtani underwent season-ending knee surgery last Friday. That very same day Justin Upton was announced to have his season coming to an end. Upton also was said to have suffered from a knee injury that fortunately does not require surgery.
The Angels are expecting for Trout to be back to full health come the start of spring training in 2020.