In Tuesday’s outing against the Rays, Mike Trout pushed his luck after successfully stealing second base in the first inning in Tampa Bay.
The Angels’ center fielder attempted to steal another, but was caught at third for the second out of the frame. In doing so, he sustained an injury to his right wrist.
The right wrist contusion, the club reported Wednesday, makes Trout’s status questionable as Los Angeles wraps up the three-game series and prepares to face Cleveland, the American League Central leaders.
MEDICAL UPDATE: Mike Trout is day to day with a right wrist contusion.
— Angels (@Angels) August 2, 2018
X-rays were performed Wednesday, which came back negative, and he is scheduled for an MRI exam Thursday.
“When I slid into third base, I caught my hand,” Trout said Thursday, via ESPN. “Kind of weird. Felt like I just jammed it pretty bad. We taped it and tried to do as much as we could during the game yesterday. But when I woke up it was pretty sore.
“I was definitely thinking about it [Wednesday night]. I didn’t really feel it at the plate, but on deck warming up I could feel it with the weight of the bat.”
Los Angeles dropped the game 7-2 to lose the series. For Trout, the injury comes during one of his best seasons, as he leads the team with a slash line of .309/.459/.624.
Trout also has an impressive 30 home runs, ranking third in the AL, and 60 RBIs to go with 21 stolen bases in 109 games.