The Los Angeles Angels have announced that their star outfielder and arguably one of the leagues best/most generational talents has suffered an injury. Mike Trout sustained a foot injury that had lingered, and right when he was going to return to the Angels outfield; he was a healthy scratch. It was announced that he would need surgery, ending his 2019 season with this announcement.
Angels General Manager Billy Eppler released the following statement today regarding Angels OF Mike Trout. pic.twitter.com/7OjYg7XmmV
— Los Angeles Angels (@Angels) September 15, 2019
Trout had an incredible season in 2019, even being cut short, his numbers are still phenomenal for the Angels. In 134 games in 2019, Trout posted a .291/.438/.645 slash line with 45 home runs and 104 RBI for the Angels. He has been in the MVP conversation every single year since 2012, only winning it twice and was bound to be in the conversation this season, and very well still could be with his boost in power and substantial numbers on the shortened season.
Trout is not the only MLB star who has had his season cut short with Christian Yelich in the same boat. Yelich could return in six to eight weeks, but the odds are that Yelich will be done unless the Brewers make a long run in the postseason. Trout will undergo a surgery to remove a Morton’s neuroma with the hope being he can make a strong recovery and be back to his usual self for the 2020 season.