Shohei Ohtani (LA Angels) is lonely again. His best friend in the lineup, Mike Trout, has been ruled out for the first half of the season with a fractured metacarpal bone in his left hand.
Trout was removed from the game against the San Diego Padres at Petco Park in San Diego, California, USA, in the top of the eighth inning after complaining of pain in his left hand. After fouling off an 80.8 mph curveball on the second pitch of the eighth inning, he felt something wrong with his left hand and his face stiffened. He was replaced by Mickey Moniak midway through the at-bat and returned to the clubhouse.
With five days to play, Trout was placed on the 15-day disabled list. It turned out to be a fractured metacarpal in his left hand. ‘Expect to miss four to eight weeks,’ MLB.com reported, adding, ‘Trout has sought advice from several players who have suffered metacarpal fracture injuries and was told it could be as early as four weeks to return, but could be longer. We’re getting a second opinion to determine if he needs surgery, but we think it’s a possibility. The first half of the season has been finalized and he could return as early as August and as late as September.
“I knew it wasn’t good,” Trout said. “I reached out to a lot of people who were injured and had surgery. Some people were back in four weeks, others took longer. We’ll see how it goes.”
He was also scheduled to be an All-Star starter for the 10th consecutive year, but that didn’t happen. “It’s really tough, and it’s frustrating because I was looking forward to it,” he said.바카라
Trout was coming off a season in which he batted .266 (80-for-304) with 18 home runs, 44 RBIs, and an OPS of .862. While he hasn’t been as destructive as he once was, he’s still a force to be reckoned with as Ohtani’s best friend. The combination of Ohtani and Trout has been everything for the Angels.
With a 45-42 record this year, the Angels have a winning percentage of over .500, raising the prospect of fall baseball. However, Ohtani has lost his best friend and protector. Is this the end of his dreams of playing fall baseball with the Angels?