Mike Trout Injury: Updates on Angels Star's Shoulder and Return

Scott Polacek@@ScottPolacekFeatured Columnist

Los Angeles Angels' Mike Trout waits on deck during a baseball game against the Pittsburgh Pirates in Pittsburgh, Sunday, June 5, 2016. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)
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Los Angeles Angels outfielder Mike Trout left Wednesday's game against the Oakland Athletics with an injury after being hit by a pitch. However, he is not expected to miss game time.

Continue for updates.


Trout Comments on Playing Status

Thursday, Sept. 29 

Trout told reporters he hopes to play on Friday, after X-rays on his shoulder were negative.  


Scioscia Comments on Trout's Timeline

Thursday, Sept. 29

Angels manager Mike Scioscia announced that Trout is expected to be play against the Houston Astros on Friday, according to the Orange County Register's Jeff Fletcher. The Angels have Thursday off.


Trout in 'Significant Pain'

Wednesday, Sept. 28

Pedro Moura of the Los Angeles Times said, "Trout was just nailed in the left shoulder by a 96 mph John Axford fastball. He's in significant pain and being examined by the trainer."


Trout's Stats and Accomplishments

As of Wednesday, Trout was slashing .318/.441/.556 with 29 home runs, 99 RBI and 27 stolen bases. 

He is a five-time All-Star, four-time Silver Slugger, the 2012 American League Rookie of the Year and 2014 American League MVP. He also finished as the runner-up in MVP voting in 2012, 2013 and 2015.

Trout drilled 41 home runs last year, tallied 111 RBI in 2014 and demonstrated his speed in 2012 with 49 stolen bases.

If Trout misses any time, Nick Buss or Shane Robinson will likely see action it center field for the 72-87 Angels.

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