When he's on the field, Mike Trout is arguably the best baseball player on the planet. While his teammate Shohei Ohtani may have something about that, it's a fun discussion.
But for Trout, the issue is staying on the field. His 2021 campaign (similar to the past few) has been plagued by injuries. On Tuesday, Los Angeles Angels manager Joe Maddon provided a concerning update on his injury recovery.
Or, should we say, a concerning non-update.
Mike Trout Injury Update
The superstar outfielder hasn't seen the field in an official capacity since May 17. But, it's the constant ups and downs of his injury rehab that has Angels fans wanting to crawl into a hole. For the past 12 weeks, Trout hasn't been able to do a single physical activity to further his rehab. When asked for an update on Trout on Tuesday, Maddon put it simply: "nothing new."
That's certainly not the news that Angels fans were hoping for. Now, fears grow around if Trout will see the field at all again in 2021.
He's missed. The career .305/.419/.583 hitter averages 39 home runs and 103 RBIs across 162 games when healthy. Trout already seems like a lock for the Hall of Fame in just 11 seasons and the Angels are a different team without him.
Right now, Los Angeles sits in fourth place in the AL West with a 56-56 overall record. They trail the division lead by 10.0 games and own just longshot +50000 odds to win the division on FanDuel Sportsbook.
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