Back to the injured list it is for Angels superstar Mike Trout. The center fielder, who was just activated off the IL for a game Tuesday, will again be shut down with a wrist injury after missing both games of Wednesday's doubleheader against the Reds, general manager Perry Minasian announced.
Trout first popped on the IL in early July after he fractured the hamate bone in his left wrist. He missed seven weeks without a rehab assignment before returning Tuesday. Lingering soreness in the wrist caused him to sit Wednesday with Minasian sharing after the game that his star would be completely shut down for the next 10 days in hopes of aiding his recovery.
Trout himself had been clear that he expected to play through pain for the rest of the season, but would be in the lineup as long as it was manageable.
"I know that it's just a pain tolerance thing," Trout told reporters last week. "Once it gets to a point where it's bearable, I'll be out there."
The Angels hope Trout can return before the end of the season; however, givenamid a UCL tear and the fact that the Angels are 10.5 games out of the AL wild-card race, Los Angeles could decide to shut Trout down once the team is eliminated from playoff contention.
The Reds swept the doubleheader and the series against the Angels this week.