After starting this season with a less than impressive 1-6 record, the Los Angeles Angels won their fifth straight contest last night to level out at 6-6. A great deal of their success has unsurprisingly come from the reemergence of Mike Trout, who over this five-game stretch has hit .500, has crushed four home runs, and has driven in eight runs. His contributions have raised his WAR (wins above replacement) to an astounding 1.8.
Nevertheless, the best player in Major League Baseball went down last night during the third inning with what now appears to be a minor strain to his right groin. Luckily, team officials have said that this knock will only set the 27-year-old back for a few days and the team is not planning to place him on the Injured List at this time.
Mike Trout was removed with a right groin strain. He is day-to-day.— Los Angeles Angels (@Angels) April 10, 2019
Trout sustained the injury after diving into second base during the second inning of their ball game with the Milwaukee Brewers. He told the press after the game that he "wasn't worried about it" initially, but then after he "went in the outfield, (it) started getting a little worse." He decided he didn't want to cause any more potential damage, so he decided to leave the game.
Of course, the last thing anyone in the Angels organization wants to see is Mike Trout on the IL for a prolonged period of time. Trout signed a historic contract with the Halos over the offseason, a 12-year deal worth an incredible 426.5 million dollars, and has burst out of the gate this season on fire. It's safe to say that the club has to be incredibly careful with how they treat any injury scare. We here at Fancred will continue to monitor Trout's health moving forward and wish him a speedy recovery.