Los Angeles Angels star Mike Trout is slated to miss his second straight game due to a wrist injury, the team said Friday.
Trout suffered a bruised right wrist in Wednesday's game against the Tampa Bay Rays. An MRI exam performed Thursday displayed inflammation but no ligament or bone damage, according to the team.
Friday's game against the Cleveland Indians would be just the third Trout will have missed this season. The team is hoping he will return Saturday.
Trout said Thursday that he sustained the injury during the Angels' Wednesday loss while attempting to steal third base.
"When I slid into third base, I caught my hand," Trout told the media on Thursday. "Kind of weird. Felt like I just jammed it pretty bad. We taped it and tried to do as much as we could during the game (Wednesday), but when I woke up, it was pretty sore."
Trout is batting .309 with 30 home runs, 60 RBIs and 21 steals in 109 games.
Last season, Trout missed six-plus weeks after tearing a ligament in his thumb on a head-first slide into second base. He pulled out of the All-Star Game and returned to action after the break.
The slide on Wednesday was feet first.
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