Mike Trout’s continued absence from baseball activities is concerning

Mike Trout, LA Angels. Mandatory Credit: Jeffrey Becker-USA TODAY Sports
Mike Trout, LA Angels. Mandatory Credit: Jeffrey Becker-USA TODAY Sports /

Mike Trout has yet to participate in baseball activities for the LA Angels since that horrible day he strained his calf on May 17th.

It seems clear at this point that Trout did more than just strain that calf. He was originally supposed to be out for six to eight weeks, and now we’re at 12 with no return in sight really.

He clearly suffered a partial tear, and while he’s been able to start running a little and taking on-field batting practice, that’s about it.

LA Angels Manager Joe Maddon still has no update on the Mike Trout injury.

Mike Trout’s situation is feeling eerily similar to Anthony Rendon’s with the LA Angels.

We just kind of kept not hearing anything over and over again, other than the fact that he wasn’t participating in baseball activities. Isn’t that what’s sort of happening here?

Keep in mind, Trout had been traveling with the team for a while, but didn’t go to Texas last week. Interestingly, Rendon didn’t either, and was then ruled out for the season.

I really hope that’s not what Trout’s fate is going to be, but I’m starting to worry about that due to this continued lack of progress and lack of information in general on when he’s going to be able to come back.

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There was some talk somewhat recently ago that suggested maybe Trout could indeed come back rather earlier but would have to play center field. I’d take that over not having him at all of course, but even that’s looking like it could be a stretch at this point.