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Angels Star Mike Trout Returns To IL After Returning From 7-Week Absence

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Trout played Tuesday before sitting out both games of Wednesday’s doubleheader. On Wednesday, the Angels received two pieces of bad news. Shohei Ohtani, the two-way sensation, suffered a torn ulnar collateral ligament in his right elbow in his start against the Reds, and fellow superstar Mike Trout is also on the injured list.

Mike Trout, the Angels’ superstar, has returned to the disabled list. The center fielder, who was recalled from the IL for a game on Tuesday, will be shut down again with a wrist issue after missing both games of Wednesday’s doubleheader against the Reds, according to general manager Perry Minasian.

Trout was placed on the IL in early July after breaking his left wrist’s hamate bone. He was out of commission for seven weeks until returning on Tuesday. Lingering wrist pain forced him to sit Wednesday, with Minasian announcing after the game that his star will be fully shut down for the next 10 days to aid with his recuperation.

Trout had previously stated that he anticipated to play through pain for the remainder of the season, but that he would remain in the lineup as long as it was bearable. “I know that it’s just a pain tolerance thing,” Trout told reporters last week. “Once it gets to a point where it’s bearable, I’ll be out there.”

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The Angels believe Trout to return before the season ends; however, given Shohei Ohtani’s UCL tear and the fact that the Angels are 10.5 games out of the AL wild-card race, Los Angeles may elect to shut down Trout once the team is out of playoff contention.

Trout is a three-time American League MVP and 11-time All-Star.In 82 games this season, he hit 263/.367/.490 with 18 home runs and 44 RBIs. Minasian stated that the team believes Trout will return this season and that he merely tried to return too soon from his injury. Trout returned after about seven weeks, despite the fact that it was estimated to take four to eight weeks to heal.

“He’s dying to play, but it’s pain in his hands, and you need your hands to hit,” Minasian explained. “He’s recovering from a significant injury.” The last thing we want is for him to start compensating and have it impact other parts. So we’ll let it at least ten days to quiet down.”

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