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Los Angels star Mike Trout misses third game, doubts on series finale against Cleveland Indians

Scioscia said the injury doesn't prevent Trout from throwing. Trout underwent an MRI exam on Thursday that displayed inflammation but no ligament or bone damage.


Reuters Last Updated at 05-08-2018 05:25:12 IST United States
Los Angels star Mike Trout misses third game, doubts on series finale against Cleveland Indians

Los Angeles Angels center fielder Mike Trout was sidelined for a third straight game on Saturday and is also in jeopardy of missing Sunday's series finale against the Cleveland Indians.

Trout is bothered by a sore right wrist that leaves him unable to bat. He suffered the injury in Wednesday's game against the Tampa Bay Rays.

"Mike is moving in the right direction but he's not able to swing right now so he's day-to-day," Angels manager Mike Scioscia told reporters prior to Saturday's game. "We'll chart the progress today and tomorrow and see where we are."

Scioscia said the injury doesn't prevent Trout from throwing. Trout underwent an MRI exam on Thursday that displayed inflammation but no ligament or bone damage.

"Injuries heal at their own pace," Scioscia said. "You can project it, you can be hopeful, but you can't move forward until they're at a level where he can play. And he's not quite there yet."

Trout is batting .309 with 30 home runs, 60 RBIs and 21 steals in 109 games.

Los Angeles also placed left-hander Tyler Skaggs (groin) on the 10-day disabled list on Saturday and recalled right-hander Taylor Cole from Triple-A Salt Lake.

Skaggs, who is 8-7 with a 3.34 ERA in 20 starts, was slated to start Sunday's game. The team hasn't named a replacement.

"Tyler felt a little tight in his last start (in) his groin, coming out of it," Scioscia said. "We're not going to take any chances, it's just better than he catches his breath a bit. Hopefully, it's just one start that's missed."

Cole is 0-2 with a 2.25 ERA in six relief appearances for the Angels this season. He is 3-0 with a 5.16 ERA in 32 appearances at Salt Lake.

Scioscia indicated that the club will likely recall right-hander Deck McGuire for Sunday's game. McGuire is 0-1 with a 5.94 ERA in seven appearances (three starts) for the Angels and has a 6.12 ERA in 11 major league games this season, counting four appearances for the Toronto Blue Jays.

Meanwhile, Trout is taking a cautious approach after missing six-plus weeks last season with a torn thumb ligament on a head-first slide. This week's wrist injury occurred on a conventional side while attempting to steal third.

"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, but when I woke up, it was pretty sore."

(This story has not been edited by Devdiscourse staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)


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