Angels Insider Shares New Mike Trout Update

Mike Trout #27 of the Los Angeles Angels in the second inning at Angel Stadium of Anaheim on May 22, 2022 in Anaheim, California.
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Los Angeles Angels star Mike Trout hasn’t played since July 12.

He had to miss the All-Star Game in Los Angeles, and hasn’t been able to play since that date with a rare condition.

He suffers from costovertebral dysfunction, and it is related to the right ribcage inflammation that sent him to the injured list earlier in July.

Angels head athletic trainer Mike Frostad said that the issues could affect him for the rest of his career probably.

Trout had to calm down the waters a bit about a week ago, and said concerns were overblown and that he would play again this year.

With the Angels sporting a 44-60 record and virtually eliminated from playoffs contention unless something crazy happens, there is a non-zero chance he is shut down for the season eventually, just like it happened last year when he was suffering a problematic calf injury.

However, there is also a chance the Angels let him return before the year is up.


He Started Rotational Work

The star outfielder started his rotational work on Wednesday.

“Mike Trout started his rotational work yesterday, which is intended to build him up to the point where he’s able to swing, according head athletic trainer Mike Frostad. There is no specific timeline on when he’ll begin swinging. But Frostad said he’s progressing as expected,” The Athletic’s Sam Blum tweeted.

It’s a shame he is currently out, because he was playing at an MVP-level before getting hurt.

He is hitting .270 with 55 runs, 24 home runs, 51 RBI, and a .967 OPS.

If the Angels are completely out of the postseason race, it wouldn’t make sense to bring him back and risk an aggravation of some sort.

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