Trout recently decided to shut himself down for the season despite the fact that recent scans have shown that his right calf strain has healed, Sam Blum of The Athletic reports. Trout indicated that the decision to shut it down for the season was his own, though the writing had been on the wall for some time that the superstar outfielder would not be able to return by the end of the campaign. On a positive note, Trout stated that he's essentially 100 percent healed and that he expects to have a normal offseason. The 30-year-old will finish the campaign having played in only 36 games and registering a .333/.466/.624 slash line along with eight home runs, 18 RBI and two stolen bases. Despite his injury-shortened 2021, Trout will likely be a first-round fantasy pick in 2022 drafts given his prognosis for a return to full health next season.
Trout (calf) still isn't participating in baseball activities and remains unlikely to return to action this season, J.P. Hoornstra of the Los Angeles Daily News reports. The superstar outfielder last tested his calf while aggressively running the bases at the end of August, but he continued to experience soreness and has essentially been shut down from any baseball-related activities since. With less than two weeks remaining in the regular season, it would be an extreme surprise if Trout were to make it back to the Angels by the end of the campaign. Manager Joe Maddon echoed that sentiment Sunday, expressing the expectation that Trout will be sidelined the rest of the way.
Manager Joe Maddon admitted Wednesday that it's unlikely Trout (calf) is able to return from the injured list before the end of the season, Jeff Fletcher of The Orange County Register reports. Maddon first conceded in late August, publicly at least, the potential of Trout not returning this season, and it appears the outfielder's outlook hasn't improved much over the past couple weeks. The three-time AL MVP continues to travel and work out with the team in hopes of being activated, but with less than three weeks left to go in the campaign, there's little reason for the team to rush him back with a spot in the playoffs not within reach.
Trout (calf) hasn't given up on playing again this season, but he is still rehabbing and is unlikely to return, per MLB.com. Trout has remained committed to taking the field again throughout the course of his time on the injured list, but he hasn't progressed to the point of being ready for a rehab assignment. With less than four weeks remaining in the campaign and the Angels firmly out of the playoff hunt, it makes little sense for the organization to clear their superstar outfielder for a return unless he is fully healthy.
Trout is feeling lingering soreness in his right calf, and manager Joe Maddon conceded Monday the outfielder could be shut down for the season, Rhett Bollinger of MLB.com reports. Trout being shut down has always been a possibility given the lingering injury and the fact the team is essentially out of playoff contention, but this is the first public indication from the Angels that route is actually being considered. The 30-year-old still hopes to retake the field in 2021, but time is running out as he continues to experience calf soreness. Brandon Marsh will continue to start in center field in the meantime.