Los Angels' injured Mike Trout to sit out for fifth consecutive game
"Mike Trout continues to experience soreness in his right wrist," the Angels released in a statement on Monday afternoon. "He received a cortisone injection this morning and remains day to day."
The two-time AL MVP suffered the injury last week against the Tampa Bay Rays and hasn't played since Thursday. The Angels are 1-3 in his absence, dropping the finale of a three-game sweep at Tampa Bay and winning the opener at Cleveland, but losing the Saturday and Sunday games in a three-game series.
Manager Mike Scioscia told reporters during the weekend that Trout's injury doesn't prevent the Angels star from throwing, but affects his batting. Trout underwent an MRI exam on Thursday that displayed inflammation but no ligament or bone damage.
Trout, who turns 27 on Tuesday, is hitting .309 with 30 home runs, 60 RBIs and 21 steals in 109 games this season.
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