The Angels are planning to transfer superstar outfielder Mike Trout from the 10-day to the 60-day injured list, manager Joe Maddon told reporters (including Jack Harris of the Los Angeles Times and Jeff Fletcher of the Orange County Register). The move will create 40-man roster space for the previously-reported selection of outfielder Scott Schebler.
There’s no cause for alarm, as Trout’s transfer is largely a procedural move. He’s ruled out for sixty days from the date of his original IL placement- May 18- not from here on out. He’ll be eligible to return on July 17.
Trout is progressing well from a right calf strain, Maddon said today. He’s begun taking swings in the batting cage, and the team expects he’ll embark on a minor league rehab assignment some time around the July 12-15 All-Star Break. When Trout first went down, the prognosis was he’d miss six-to-eight weeks, so it seems he’s on pace to return just after that projected timetable. Before the injury, the game’s top player was off to perhaps the best start of his career. Trout has a .333/.466/.624 line through 146 plate appearances this season.
Fever Pitch Guy
Thoughts and prayers for a speedy recovery.
“People bumrush to the comments section to say the same thing whenever they hear about something unfortunate: my thoughts and prayers. Do you know what that’s worth? F****ng nothing.” – Anthony Jeselnik
Secret – That’s because you put your faith in the wrong place. Deception is hard to recognize when you’re in the midst of it.
I think prov356 just described every religious person in the world.
I’m sure that’s what you think. Imagine you are walking down the street at night. You see a gang of young adult men headed in your direction… would you feel safer if you knew they just got out of a Bible Study?
Although I suppose I’d feel better knowing how easily manipulated they are.
You wouldn’t, then you’re not very smart.
I wish he played in the central time zone so I can see how well he plays!
The Angels are not very good at DFAing players. This is the second time that a player was on their roster, then DFA’d, only to have their contract selected a month later. Jon Jay went through this process in May and now Scott Schebler.
How can you be “good” at dfaing? What a terrible take
If you’re DFAing players and keeping them, you’re doing it right.
Exactly. I’m curious what PapaElf thinks the actual intent of DFA’ing is…?
Your ideas are bad and you should feel bad. Theyre mostly bad at defense though.
Is this the first time in Trout’s career that he’s been on the 60-day list?
he tore that ligament in his thumb a few years ago when he was off to his best start other then this year, not sure if he hit 60 day IL or not
Pretty sure that was a month off not two. But I could be wrong.
He’s not recovering well. Not sure how u could even type that and hit send. Initially it was before AS break, then right after, and now mid July at best and he hasn’t started baseball activities yet. It’s been very slow
BOT, it is concerning This is the only time Trout has been out that didn’t seem like a fluke. Soft tissue injuries that don’t heal are a problem.
Weren’t you also in full panic mode very early in Spring Training when Ohtani only threw 90 mph?
Ohtani had been throwing for three months, I wrote a pitcher who was throwing in 80s after three months is troubling,
It lasted less than a few days. Go read the thread.
When something is unexpected, especially after an injury, it’s troubling.
Full panic mode? You completely made that up. If Trout comes back and has no issues running, are you going to write I was in full panic mode.
I was in full panic mode regarding the bullpen… no one else seemed to be.
Prov, you were. But I took a lot of abuse on the subject.
Not sure how you could even comment when the links provided say that he is participating in baseball activities.
Because I learned from rotowire Saturday he’s not even jogging yet.
If that’s true, it’s troubling. He’s a month away which puts him past the 6 to 8 week estimate.
Ducky Buckin Fent
Speaking of Mike Trout, I absolutely despise watching this Yankees ballclub play, man.
Hideous style of baseball.
Made even worse when we struggle.
Remember how easy it was to love & root for this club in ’17? Mercy. I am having a tough time not hating this team.
@Ducky I was flipping through MLB.tv lsst night and I took a greater interest in watching the BOS-KC game. I don’t see a way the Yankees can dig themselves out of this hole the way the roster is constructed while under payroll constraints this year. Firing Boone, which I’m not opposed to, isn’t going to fix this. Getting swept by Detroit a few weeks ago pretty much cemented my feelings about this team.
Ducky Buckin Fent
Ohhh, don’t you dare quit on me, bro.
I am firmly convinced this is still a wild card contending team. Tough break(s) regarding Sevy & Klubers setbacks. Hoping we will still see them at some point.
I’m completely for a change at batting coach.
But we are now up to one hitter with an OPS over .900 & an aggregate 5 with an OPS above league average. & I have faith Voit will join that group soon.
My biggest concern offensively is the regression we are seeing from Gleyber & Frazier. These were supposed to have been core players. But they are stinking the place up. & CF needs to be addressed ASAP.
Our ‘pen is fire & we have a true ace.
We are certainly flawed & play a brutal style of ball aesthetically. We are definitely in a funk but I refuse to give up on the season/postseason aspirations. Please join me, bro.
Maybe he is or he isn’t, but the time frame is not off by much, so far. 8 weeks from the last game played would take him to July 9th. And not they are talking about returning after the AS break, which starts on July 12th.
Six to eight weeks is six to eight weeks. Being off by three or four weeks from pessimistic projections is concerning..
Its not, do the math. Hes just at the upper end of the predicition.
According to the poster, Eight weeks is July 9th. But it’s July 13th. Going ten days greater than the high level estimate is troubling. He’s beyond the upper guess.
Right ! If there is any chance u can have mike trout in your line up 4 days or more- u 100% don’t put him on the 60 day. It’s Mike Trout !
8 weeks from his injury would be July 13, which is the first day of the ASB. Putting him on the 60-day sacrifices 1 potential game where he might have been back but opens up a 40 man roster spot. You’re acting like Trout has basically lost his leg because the estimates the team gave 40 days ago were off by 1-2 games lmao.
Talk about hyperbole. I’m talking like a player is going to take longer than the expected maximum to return from an injury. On what planet is that not a concern?
“Trout is progressing well from a right calf strain, Maddon said today.“ The article quoted his skipper.
Cap & Crunch
Another lost year in Anaheim
Id put Rendon in bubble wrap starting Sept 1 . Protect the investments, let the kids play
Sell whatever ya can this year, as bad as they have been, some of those expiring Sp’s could still fetch a decent prospect in July from inn hungry teams
It was lost when they thought hope and prayer was a reasonable approach to their bullpen issues.
Lmao what? They went out and got half a dozen or more arms who have been reliable and good their last two years. They have average at worst pitching, and it will put them in the playoffs. Watch.
BRef puts the Angels chance at the playoffs as 1.6%. Seems about right to me.
They have reliable bullpen arms? You have your head where the sun doesn’t shine.
They should be trading Rendon, not putting him in bubble wrap. He’s either entered his declining years, or is real close to it.
Cap & Crunch
@Joe- Rendon isn’t tradeable today w/out eating a bunch of the money making it likely a net neutral proposition at best –
They just need to treat him like a show dog these days and have him healthy when/if the games ever really mean a little more for the Angels-
Noah – Could care less who’s record is better …If your not making the playoffs it’s all 100% irrelevant in my eyes
LOL at thinking the angels season is lost. How clueless. They’ll have a better record than your Yankees by the end of the current series.
lol Dylan Bundy vomiting on the mound pretty much replies to your comment.
Jose Suarez pretty much replied to your comment lmao
… and speedy thoughts for a recovery prayer.
Mike Trout really seems like a class act. Definitely a generational talent. I’d love to take my 11 year old daughter to go and see him play one day.
Trout is what’s right about baseball. I hope he gets healthy ASAP.
You are refreshing. Thank you.
Nice. Central Valley is full of folks with solid values. That’s where I grew up.
He’s the franchise and this year is already another lost one. No need to rush the franchise back from injury.
That said, I can’t wait to see Ohtani and Trout hitting back to back next month.
Angels & NL West
Fletcher, Ohtani, Trout, Rendon, Walsh, Stassi and Upton are a solid 1-7 this year and next.
Ohtani, Canning, Rodriguez, Sandoval, Suarez, Detmers and Barria are a solid beginning to a rotation that needs 9+ options. But at least one of the off season additions needs to join Ohtani as a TOR arm for the Angels to be successful next season.
And a couple of RP wouldn’t hurt…
There are some interesting bullpen arms in AA. Not sure if I want them to move to the high altitude of Salt Lake this year or maybe just show up to Tempe next Spring.
You don’t need two top of the rotation arms to be successful. You need a rotation ERA around 4. This is what so many can’t seem to grasp about the angels.
If you think the angels season is lost you’re utterly clueless. Imagine being this inept at evaluating a team’s talent and current position.
Cap & Crunch
Current position – 10 best record in A.L
5 teams make it
The Angles don’t look good right now. Under .500… lost? Can’t say that, but it doesn’t look good. The Angels’ approach to starting pitching hasn’t worked much. Not this year or the last few. I’m not seeing the reasons for your optimism.
Why do you want him back? They play better without him, and the insurance pays the tab!
stymeedone……….insurance policies on MLB players almost always have a 60-90 day deductible and don’t cover the full amount. The Angels will see very little $$ if any.
All soft tissue (muscle tears) heal with scar tissue that is non elastic and re-tears easily. The goal is to minimize the scar tissue and strengthen muscle fibers around the tear. He probably should not go all out to first any longer. The muscle will be prone to re-injury. Retired Athletic Trainer.
Please Angels, do everybody a solid and bring in a whole teams farm system by trading Ohtani. We need to see this man in October.
The Angels need to fire the entire front office for the embarrassingly deficient teams they’ve created around the greatest player in the history of the game… they’ve wasted his 20’s by having garbage pitching year after year, instead shooting themselves in the foot with Rendon’s monstrous bad contract, as if having learnt nothing from the Pujols debacle.
we need a new owner who doesn’t think pitching is uselessin making money
I think getting Mike back next month will be the best non trade any team can make. He should be rested and ready to mash with Shohei. Now if we can stay within or a few games over .500 then no reason to think we can’t have a shot at the wild card. I’ll be going to the 7/18 game to end my Batchelor party weekend and hope I can see him back in the line up! Cause there is no player like him. Well…except maybe for Ohtani now