Ongoing back problems force Angels' Mike Trout from game
After missing two games because of back discomfort, Mike Trout was forced to exit Tuesday night's game against the Astros.
Angels center fielder Mike Trout exited Tuesday night's game against the Astros (LAA-HOU GameTracker) after 1 1/2 innings because of what the team is calling "mid-back discomfort." Trout had also missed the previous two games with back problems, so this situation certainly bears monitoring.
Some additional details from MLB.com's Alden Gonzalez:
Trout got treatment Monday & said he "didn't feel [the back] at all" while taking early BP in the cage pregame. Must've acted up again.— Alden Gonzalez (@Alden_Gonzalez) June 4, 2014
Needless to say, the Angels are hoping this doesn't wind up necessitating a roster move.
This season, the 22-year-old Trout is carrying on as one of baseball top hitters: .294/.380/.549 (163 OPS+) with 11 homers in 53 games.
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