Trout is not in the lineup for Sunday's game against the Dodgers, Maria Torres of the Los Angeles Times reports. Trout sat out Saturday and will observe again after the Angels were officially eliminated from postseason contention Friday. Jo Adell will start in center as Taylor Ward bats third. Trout's probably not going home with the AL MVP this year, but he still had a fantastic offensive season overall and is a no-doubt first-rounder for fantasy in 2021.
Trout will sit Saturday against the Dodgers, Rhett Bollinger of MLB.com reports. The Angels are resting several players after being officially eliminated from the playoffs Friday. Whether or not Trout plays in Sunday's season finale remains to be seen. Jo Adell will start in center field in his absence.
Trout went 1-for-4 with a three-run home run during Friday's loss to the Dodgers. Trout pushed the Angels ahead with a three-run blast against Clayton Kershaw in the third inning, ending a 12-game drought without a home run. The long ball was number 17 of the year for the talented 29-year-old, who is slashing .281/.390/.603 overall.
Trout went 1-for-4 with a base hit Sunday in the Angels' 7-2 loss to the Rangers. Trout remains on track to turn in an OPS over 1.000 for the fourth straight season, but he's slowed down a bit over the past week and a half. Since taking over the MLB lead in home runs after smacking his 16th long ball of the season Sept. 10, Trout has gone 9-for-33 with three extra-base hits (all doubles) over the Angels' subsequent nine games. Given that he's managed to draw seven walks while striking out only five times over that stretch, Trout still seems to be seeing the ball well, so fantasy managers have reason to hope that he'll heat up over the final week of the season. He'll remain in the lineup for Monday's series finale, starting in center field and batting third.
Trout went 2-for-5 with a solo homer, a walk and two runs scored in Thursday's 6-2 win over Texas. Trout's solo shot off Kyle Gibson in the fifth extended the Halos' lead to 4-1. The center fielder now leads the majors with 16 homers as he continues to slash a tremendous .296/.392/.664.