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Former MVP Mike Trout needs surgery on torn meniscus



Former MVP Mike Trout needs surgery on torn meniscus
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ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Los Angeles Angels star Mike Trout may have surgical procedure to restore a torn meniscus in his left knee, sidelining the three-time AL MVP indefinitely.

The Angels consider Trout will have the ability to return this season, normal supervisor Perry Minasian stated whereas asserting the harm Tuesday.

Trout is batting .220 with a serious league-leading 10 homers, 14 RBIs and 6 stolen bases this 12 months, however he will probably be sidelined by a serious harm for the fourth consecutive season. The Angels put Trout on the 10-day injured listing and signed veteran outfielder Kevin Pillar to a one-year, $740,000 contract.

Trout had an MRI after enjoying within the Angels’ 6-5 victory over Philadelphia on Monday. The outfielder fought again tears whereas describing the ache that regularly crept up on him after the sport.

“It’s loopy, as a result of I look again and I don’t even know once I did it,” Trout stated. “I used to be form of telling myself, ‘Perhaps I simply banged it on one thing and I didn’t understand it.’ After which after the sport, getting remedy on it, it was actually sore. The plan was simply to see how I felt within the morning. If I wakened and it was sore, simply get it checked out. That was the plan. Final evening was robust for me to sleep. It was simply aching all evening.”

Trout’s newest harm is one other main blow to the Angels, who’re off to an 11-18 begin of their first season since Shohei Ohtani’s free-agent departure.

Los Angeles additionally misplaced Anthony Rendon indefinitely to a torn hamstring earlier this month. The $245 million third baseman additionally has been sidelined for main parts of the previous 4 consecutive seasons by an array of accidents.

Trout and Rendon are by far the Angels’ two highest-paid gamers, every making greater than $37 million this season.

Mickey Moniak took Trout’s regular beginning job in heart discipline when the Angels hosted the Phillies once more Tuesday evening.

The 32-year-old Trout gained his three MVP awards throughout a dominant decade of play within the 2010s, however the previously sturdy outfielder has been bedeviled by accidents since 2021.

He missed all however 36 video games of the 2021 season with a strained calf, and he missed a number of weeks of the 2022 season with a again harm. Trout then broke a bone in his hand final season, lacking all however one recreation after July 3.

Trout stated he has by no means had well being issues along with his knees.

“I’ve talked to a few guys in there that’s had” meniscus restore,” Trout stated whereas standing exterior the Angels’ clubhouse. “It’s a fairly easy process. I’ll have it immediately and get again as quick as I can, (however) that is robust.”

The Angels signed Pillar on Tuesday, someday after designating veteran Aaron Hicks for project. Hicks, the longtime Yankees outfielder, batted .140 with one homer in 18 video games for the Halos.

Pillar batted .160 in 17 video games this season for the White Sox, who designated him for project final Friday. The Angels are the ninth main league crew within the final six seasons for the 35-year-old Pillar, a Southern California native.

The Angels additionally chosen the contract of left-handed reliever Amir Garrett and despatched right-hander Davis Daniel again to Triple-A Salt Lake.