Mike Trout has X-Ray on Shoulder: Results are negative.
LA Angels Mike Trout hardly knew what hit him when he got struck in the left shoulder blade during the 8th inning of last night’s game against Oakland. John Axford had the pitched the first two pitches of the at-bat before letting one get away making the Angel Stadium crowd cringe.
On Thursday morning, the LA Angels got great news as Mike Trout’s X-Ray for his left shoulder came back negative. Trout also said he plans to play Friday in the series opener against Houston. Trout has been one of the few Angels that has remained healthy all season long.
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Trout has only missed two games but he may not be out for too long. if the Angels were in line for a playoff berth, Trout’s decision to stay and play would be in question.
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Pitching has been a focus down the stretch for the Angels. On Saturday according to multiple reports, Tyler Skaggs will get one final chance to pitch in 2016 as all of his bullpen sessions have gone well enough for him to do so. It is not official as of yet if Skaggs will indeed pitch Saturday vs. the Astros.
Jered Weaver is also likely to make his final start of the season Sunday and it may possibly be his final start in an Angel uniform as Weaver will be a free agent next season. Weaver recently picked up his 150th victory in his illustrious Angels career last week. In his last start Weaver pitched a gem for five innings allowing no ruins on one hit before having to come out with lower back stiffness.
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Weaver feels confident he will make the final start of the season as the pain has subsided in his lower back. Stay tuned in the next couple of days for an official announcement on whether Skaggs or Weaver will ultimately pitch this weekend, but let’s hope so.
The final bit of good news was the fact that Garrett Richards threw batting practice to live hitters during a batting practice session. Richards came through with flying colors and is going to move on as scheduled to make a few starts in the Arizona Instructional League.
For Richards it has been a long road back after tearing his UCL in his right elbow back in early May. The Angels are hopeful that Richards will be ready to assume the role of the ace in the rotation in 2017.
Sit back relax and enjoy the Angels final home games of the season.