June 8: Trout told reporters after the game that he cramped up while legging out his double and felt it better to be cautious (link via Jack Harris of the L.A. Times). Trout called the injury “nothing crazy,” and the Angels, notably, do not have an MRI scheduled for today. They’ll see how Trout is feeling this morning before taking any further steps.
June 7: Mike Trout exited tonight’s game between the Angels and Red Sox in the third inning due to what the team later announced as left groin tightness. Trout stung a double into center field but was replaced a few pitches later by Jo Adell, who came into the game as a pinch-runner.
Trout has started 50 of the Halos’ first 56 games, with 48 of those nods coming in his typical center field position. The three-time MVP is having another incredible campaign, exiting play tonight with a .284/.388/.601 slash line with 14 home runs. Among qualified hitters, only Aaron Judge, José Ramírez, Paul Goldschmidt and Yordan Álvarez entered the night with a better wRC+ than Trout’s 183 — indicating he’s been 83 percentage points better than the league average batter.
The Angels are mired in a 12-game losing streak that has dropped them a couple games below .500. That skid already contributed to the team’s decision to dismiss manager Joe Maddon this afternoon. Nevertheless, the Halos entered play tonight only a game and a half back of the American League’s final playoff spot — a reflection of the club’s excellent play through the season’s first month-plus.
There’s no indication at this point that Trout’s removal was anything more than a precautionary measure. The Halos will surely provide more information on his status following tonight’s contest. Los Angeles is currently without Taylor Ward, Anthony Rendon and David Fletcher, thinning the position player mix and no doubt contributing to the team’s recent downturn.
I bet now he wishes he’d signed elsewhere, but he’s here for the rest of his career, wasted, with that contract.
Since his contract was the reason behind his injury….smh
Maybe his wallet is too heavy?
I wish I had that issue
@Rsox he should trade with me.
Become one of the best MLB players
Trout is a great player and HOF bound even if his last game played was yesterday. Guy is constantly injured though. He should have his own personal trainer.
Its just an excuse to IL him because they found the team wins more games without him, last year.
Heh, so the team is being run by talk radio now?
Why? He’s getting paid. There are a lot of teams who don’t win the WS. It isn’t easy.
Eh, he got 426M to keep playing in LA. I doubt he has any regrets.
wouldn’t you? what a stupid take!
Wouldn’t he what? Have regrets getting paid millions and living on the Newport Coast? I can think of worse fates.
Except in that state after all is said and done after taxes and fees he will end up with about 50 million of that 426….or enough to buy a 1 room shack.
stop throwing stones from your studio apartment. im sure hes happy to stick with the well informed decision he, his agent, and his family made together
Not how it works. You get taxed based on where every individual game is played. Try again.
He could have made the same money and lived anywhere he wants so stop acting like CA is this great place to live. He chose to play for an inferior organization. Not inferior in money spent inferior in winning which beside getting rich is the ultimate goal in pro sports. He’s soft that simple and he’s obviously okay with being on a crappy team with no path toward winning a thing. But he’s got all that money right?
The highest personal income tax rate in CA is 12.3% which leaves him close to 390 million off the top. Sales tax is 10.75% so even if he spent every dollar and it was taxed on both rates he still got roughly 322 million in value. Sure living in California is expensive but I think he can do fine with 322-390 million dollars.
His taxes depend on his residencies. Does he claim California?
I suggest that you do a little research into how income taxes work for professional athletes.
RIGHT!!! he has all the money, endorsements, and a low profile for his personal life with none of the BS that comes from NY or LA. He’s the best player of the past decade during the baseball season, and he gets to be Mike Trout, kid from Millville and family man during the off-season without the headaches of fame that NORMALLY follow a superstar
State income tax is based on where he plays his games, not where his houses are.
You’re correct. I have heard that fact mentioned as one reason that Robbie Ray decided to sign with the Mariners. There’s no state income tax in Washington.
His career is eerily shaping up much like Mickey Mantle’s. You know, of course, without all those World Series championship rings.
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So in other words, Mantle was just that much better.
“ So in other words, Mantle was just that much better.”
Hahaha – nice…and true, very true.
Just think, Mantle considered quitting in ‘68 because of his slash…. A .237/.385/.398 line that resulted in advanced metrics of a .782 OPS & 143 OPS +. He retired in early ‘69 obviously because he didn’t feel like himself, which was still far better than league average.
He said one of his biggest regrets in baseball was dropping below .300 lifetime BA. He was a beast, and he only had one knee.
Sounds like a player prioritizing their own stats over the team
I agree with you SugaMonkey. I don’t understand why so many other commenters on here don’t get what you said.
Everyone gets what was said we just think it’s dumb. Not every Hallo of Famer wins multiple WS and Trout’s career is nowhere near yet done. We get it, we just disagree.
Plenty of Hall of Famer’s without playoff success and some of the best ALL with one team. NONE of them with guaranteed money exceeding the over half a billion Trout will have made at the end of his current contract. I think Trout will be fine and he’ll eventually get his shot at a ring. Took Tim Salmon 11 seasons to finally make it to the playoffs and get his ring
I genuinely dont think people in other sports know the level of pain being an angel fan is. Its not that we are the worst team, it’s worse than that. It’s as if a professional writer gave the audience just enough hope to forget the scars and pain of the previous story and then BAM, everyone is injured, you lost 12 games and some neckbeard on a comment board is making a joke about about the Angels not being in LA or “Trout doesnt care about winning.”
It’s the mold for mental torture.
The trick is to expect disappointment.
Disappointment is not an expectation, its a guarantee.
The pain should come from the fact that the Angels have zero clue. They spend money but they spend it horribly. They were the team that should have gone all out for Gerritt Cole but chose Rendon instead. Maybe Cole said no thanks but maybe they just short changed that negotiation. Their farm system is dreadful and lacking to say the least. They have a bunch of players that seem to gravitate toward the IL. Ward’s been trying to get on the IL for weeks now and he’s finally made it, congrats to him. Trout won’t be far behind. Rendon is a fixture on the injury list and has been since arriving in L.A. oh sorry Anaheim. The Angels will perpetually finish somewhere around .500 cause that’s their thing that’s what they do. On the field they’re not good enough they lack heart and they wouldn’t know clutch if it fell out of the sky landed on their faces and wiggled. Bang for your buck there’s one guy on that team that I love and that’s Walsh other than that you can have them all including Trout and his loooooooong contract that pays him $37 million a year for the next 86 years.
Almost everything here is idiotic and factually incorrect.
He goes on the mute button with 35 other trolls.
Get the violin.
Try being a fan of the men’s professional sports teams in Minnesota. We can match you on the pain index.
Trout’s groin is an empathic organ feeling pain for the firing of Joe Maddon!
And don’t tell me a groin isn’t an organ.
Organ? No. Skin flute? Maybe…
This just sucks.
Trout is not 83% better than the average major leaguer. Anal-ytics = punchline
You’re right, he’s better
Care to back that up with….. anything?
If you say so, it must be true?
Downing was safe!
rengifo forced another error! gee!
Now Trout is injured– Perfect! This goes from bad to worse.
Missing Joe Maddon already I guess.
Ya’ll are getting it wrong. We need to cheat like the @astros. That’s the team to tell our kids to emulate. Cheaters always win.
Seems to me the Hallos played themselves 8 games back of Houston..
Cheaters always win and winners always cheat!
I am a Mariners fan all the way but I don’t want to see the Angels suffer like this. It’s not good for baseball and I hate to see their fans so dejected. They will turn it around, and I would love to see them knock off the Astros if the M’s can’t do it.
Ive been telling Angels fans for years that theyll never win until arte moreno is no longer the owner. 250 million for the corpse of what used to be anthony rendon? After the pujols contract? Paying justin upton 28 million to not play shows you the state of the Angels. That organization needs a complete cleansing from top to bottom. An exorcism wouldn’t hurt either
I am convinced there’s a conspiracy around Trout being so great. I watch a lot of Angels games. I do not see it. I’ve been watching and following stats and I do not see the numbers to back it up. It’s really weird that he’s putting up pretty typical numbers and has displayed a lot of mediocrity with his play this year and the article still describes him as being one of the best if not the best. I’m trying to see it. I do not see it. Not with the average, not with the OBPS, not with the fielding, nothing. I watch and I follow stats and I don’t see what makes him the best at anything.
He doesn’t suck. He’s good. But this GOAT stuff needs to end.
Even his WAR this year was a bloated joke until the last couple weeks when it finally dropped precipitously by like .6 or more and became believable.
I think it was Larry Anderson during the Phillies-Angels series who said the same thing about Shohei. “This guy must be really good when I’m not watching”, something like that I believe he said.
Larry was right, DarkSide. Ohtani is really good when he’s not watching. If you can name another player in your lifetime with a career .874 OPS at the plate and a 3.62 ERA on the bump, please do. I bet Larry can’t.
Trillionaire: this is entirely your lack of understanding. Trout’s stats are amazing and routinely at the very top of all players. He deserves all the accolades he gets. That you don’t get it somehow takes nothing away from his greatness. Just look at his OPS+. You’re missing the obvious here.
These are his career stats:
.304 BA/.418 OBP/1.002 OPS, 324 HR, 846 RBI, 203 SB
His career Adjusted OPS+ is 176, and only six players in history have a higher one, and two of them you might never have heard of because they played in the Negro League.
What is it that you don’t see, and which stats are you following?
Perhaps His defense is over rated.
I live in the East so don’t see a lot of his games. I see his highlights and they’re always good. I see his stats and they seem good. But when he comes this way and I see him vs. teams I follow, Tigers, Yankees, Orioles, Nats, BoSox, Mets….he never seems to do much.
For some reason I don’t feel threatened in a tight game at the end when Mike Trout comes to the plate. Interestingly, I don’t with Bryce Harper either.
Judge? Yep. Ramirez? Yep.
You know who else seems to deliver.? I’m just saying from an eyeball test. J.D. Martinez.
I am convinced there’s a conspiracy around Trout being so great.
I think it is a bit more complex than this.
1-He’s a great player, but only when he plays. He’s missed an average of 56 games over the past 4 full seasons, missed 7 of 60 in 2020, and 5 and counting this year. No one can be a great player missing that many games.
2-This is ages old, but in BB, one player doesn’t make a great team. It’s the fallacy of the big-name FA pickups. They only make you marginally better. If the Angels were a consistent playoff team, Trout would be considered a demi-dog.
3-And then there is the salary. He’s worth his salary, at least for now, but that same $37M can buy a lot of wins.
Even if you ignore the validity of WAR (that’s fine, I understand it’s shortcomings), but his traditional and advanced stats are all exceptional.
His current OPS is 0.989 which puts him 6th overall in the majors. His OPS for his career is 1.001 which puts him 11th ALL-TIME.
If you’re going to be any kind of baseball fan…learn stats.
Mike Trout is what Mickey Mantle was…….
A big, powerful CF that was a true 5 tool player. Mickey was hampered playing most of his career on an injured knee, which no longer kept him the fastest position player in the AL and cut into his production.
Fred Lynn was a bit like Mickey for a half-dozen years or so before he slowly regressed, and up until Trout was the closest to him.
Sorry to see Trout going through injuries. It happens….even to the greats.
……and yes, Willie Mays was better than both.
Hopefully for the Angels it was just tightness and he’ll be ok tomorrow or the next night. Last thing the Angels need is for him to go down for a long stretch, especially now after firing Maddon
Dumpster Divin Theo
Uh oh spaghetti oh
You lose to arguably the three hottest teams in the American League and maybe the sport and you lose to a Philly team that everybody can agree has vastly underperformed until now. So ownership panics and fires the one manager that could maybe get you the 6th spot and the wild card since Boston has to play 57 games against the Yankees, Blue Jays, and Rays. Look at Boston’s July schedule….Yankees, Rays at home then Yankees, Rays on the road. These teams because of the unbalanced schedule are going to beat on each other. I still think that 6th spot is coming out the West it might just be Texas instead now. Doesn’t mean I think they are the 6th best team in the American League…I think the top 4 in the AL East really are the best when it comes to talent. Then it’s Houston and Minnesota but those AL East teams gonna knock the hell out of each other and one will not have a seat at the playoff table in my view. Now, Trout is hurt and for your sake I hope it’s nothing serious because now you have to deal with Texas and Seattle. I would like to see the greatest generational talent we have had in years in the post-season and at least one World Series before he’s done.
This is what Judge’s next contract will be like.
But of course another injury what a surprise
Madden should be fired….AGAIN! It’s still all his fault!
Too many lower half injuries for Trout. Think it’s time to start considering to move him to LF and increasing his play at DH to protect one of the greatest players in the game.
Sitting on the bench for a half hour between ABs will likely increase leg, lower-half and soft-tissue injuries. As is, the current issue came while running the bases.
The last time he had an injury that was “nothing crazy” he missed the rest of the season.
You think the Angels regret that Rendon contract? They’re in the 3rd year of a 7 year deal, and the dude has hit a total of 20 homers and spent more time on the DL than on the field. And he’s 32, so it’s only going to get worse.
Odd how players often have their best seasons during the last year of a contract, then go downhill after signing a long deal – see almost every player ever to sign a long term deal. Good luck for whomever signs Judge, who just happens to be in the midst of a career/contract season.
It’s amazing how many GMs simply ignore these simple facts of baseball life.
Don’t sign a guy coming off of a career year. If I were a FA, even without PEDs, I would spend the entire winter working out. I’d have a chef making the most nutritious meals they can, and I’d have a trainer with a key to my house and a waiver that he is allowed to drag me out of the house. I’d mostly give up alcohol. I’d go straight home after every game. I’d play thru pain.
It’s not like I wouldn’t ordinarily do these things, but $millions$ are a huge motivating factors.
And players get old and slow down, as everyone does,.
Ted Williams, the greatest hitter of all time, got to play in one World Series. Williams was hit on the elbow by a pitch during an exhibition game days before the World Series began and battled soreness throughout the series that hindered his swing. He went 5-for-25 (.200) without an extra-base hit and only one RBI in the seven-game series against the St. Louis Cardinals.
He also refused to adjust to the shift the Cardinals employed against him during the series.
Guy’s washed up. Send him back to the minors.
My most sincere suggestion is that Trout stay home the next 3 days,
A Red Sox fan.
Trade Trout to Atlanta for Acuña, Fried, and Austin Riley then flip Rendon for more pitching.
Sure thing except Braves grasp the concept that outside the financial goliaths (LAD, NYY, NYM, RSox, Cubs when inclined)……it is much wiser to pay a bunch of players really good money than 1 position player a crazy amount. Actually 2 w/Rendon. Pitching also matters way more for contending.
Rendon ain’t bringing back nothing
1-Atlanta laughs at that offer.
2-Rendon’s contract is under-water. He will get you nothing in return.
The Braves would laugh and hang up the phone. Even if it was just Acuna vs Trout they’d hang up the phone. Acuna is 24 and signed to a sweet heart of a deal. Trout is 30 and owed $300 million.
We are lucky to see a player as good as Trout is. It’s unfortunate he gets hurt, but on the field he’s among the elite of the last half century. It’s not his contract that gets him hurt, it’s not his training, and it’s not the team he’s on. Too many folks looking at the dollars instead of the performance.
It’s June 8. I’m just surprised it took so long.
I’m sure it’s Joe Maddon’s fault, right?
Welp There he is one of the biggest frauds in MLB! Was supposed to be the new face of MLB after Jeter retired. Trout has to be one of the most gutless players in the MLB! 14 game losing streak, o-26 slump, manager fired and surprise surprise Trout has an injury and who wants to bet he sits out a CONSIDERABLE amount of time. Last year he sat out the whole year for a calf CRAMP.
This one of the dumbest things I’ve seen posted on here in a while
That’s a high bar to clear! It is up there though.
When Trout doesn’t see another AB all season you will see. Facts!!
What facts? He’s injured. None of anything else you say has any sense to it. You’re like a ranting lunatic.
Did Trout not sit out an entire year minus like 20 games for a calf cramp?
For an injury. You’re entitling yourself to your own facts. He sat out due to injury.
You are incredibly stupid. Don’t take that personally, but that’s just the way it goes.
Blaming a 14-game losing streak on one player is as stupid as crediting one player for a 14-game winning streak. And pretending that you know something about his injury is also incredibly stupid.
I mean, do you really think you know Trout, and think you’ve examined him? If so, maybe it is less stupidity and more delusions of grandeur on your part.
Pink hat fans crack me up
I don’t even wanna know what you’re on about now.
Eventual season ending.
dave frost nhlpa
Needs to move to LF. They also need to trade him while they can get some value. You can eliminate non contending clubs and clubs that cannot afford him. It’s going to be be players and prospects.
Dumpster Divin Theo
@dave frost nhlpa
Hard to trade that contract. Sure, you’re getting Trout, but that’s a lot of money on the books for even the major clubs. Yankees would be out because they’re looking at Soto either in a trade or in FA in 2025.
Cap & Crunch
Trout will never waive his NTC –
Orange County fits him like a glove. There’s zero real pressure out here and no pressure to be something he’s not (loud/vocal etc)
Really a match made in heaven for his personality. You can see him down at Maestros or Javier’s any given night and nobody even gives it a second thought or stares/gawks/etc . Truly strange phenomenon, a desperate howsewive cast member will draw more buzz than him when in the building.
This debacle is on the ownership…Trout is worth his salary if you line it up against the Harper’s Machado’s etc. The Angels screwed up giving big deals and long term deals in the past to Pulous and Upton that crippled them and most recently Rendon. I don’t see any trade happening unless it’s an organization on the rise after a rebuild that has an identity problem…ie. Orioles, Cubs maybe a Diamondbacks or Rockies.
Some have speculated he did this as a show of solidarity for Joe Maddon.
Is Trout still playing CF?
If yes, then he should be moved to RF or LF.
CF is very tough on the body as a player starts to get older.