UPDATE (Monday): Trout was placed on the 10-day disabled list with a torn ligament in his thumb. He is considering surgery and could miss up to 5-8 weeks.
ORIGINAL: Angels outfielder Mike Trout left today’s game with a left thumb sprain after injuring his hand sliding into second base, according to the team. X-rays did not reveal any fractures.
Mike Trout has been diagnosed with a left thumb sprain. X-rays were negative for any fracture— Angels PR (@LAAngelsPR) May 28, 2017
While the initial diagnosis is obviously good news, it’s unclear at this point if Trout will miss any time with the injury. The Halos do have the offensively challenged Ben Revere as a backup option, though any time missed by their superstar would come as a major loss.
Trout, 25, has somehow seen his play reach yet another level this year, hitting .342/.463/.752 with 16 homers in 46 games for the Angels. He is the clear favorite at this point for AL MVP and will surely be named to his sixth consecutive All-Star team.