Mike Trout has done nothing but continue to be one of the absolute best players in baseball in 2018. He has slashed .309/.459/.624 for the Angels in 2018 with 30 home runs and 21 stolen bases on his way to accumulating 7.8 rWAR. In short, he has been awesome.
Unfortunately for him, the rest of the Angels roster has not been particularly good. Shohei Ohtani missed time and hasn’t been on the mound for a while now. Ohtani will still hit the occasional dinger, but he has largely cooled off from when he took the league by storm. With the Angels currently sporting a .500 record, Trout’s amazing season has seemingly been overlooked.
Even worse, Trout has also been dealing with a wrist issue that has cost him some games recently and now it looks like the Angels are going to be without him for a while longer.
The #Angels have placed Mike Trout on the DL retroactive to Aug. 6 with right wrist inflammation— Kyle Glaser (@KyleAGlaser) August 10, 2018
Wrist injuries are notoriously tricky with some resolving themselves pretty quickly while others lingering for a long time depending on the underlying cause. All that is currently known about the injury is that there is inflammation, but it is worth noting that he received a cortisone injection in the wrist earlier in the week to try and get him back on the field.