Mike Trout out 6-8 weeks with right calf strain

Tuesday afternoon the Angels received a big blow to their chances this season. Superstar outfielder Mike Trout will miss the next six-to-eight weeks with a right calf strain, per the team.

The Angels will turn to some combination of Juan Lagares, Jon Jay, Scott Schebler, and other outfielders to play center in the meantime.

Here’s a video of all the footage we have at the moment:

Trout was hitting .333/.466/.624/1.090 at the time of his injury. He had cooled off considerably after a blistering start to the season.

Jeff Fletcher says that Brandon Marsh or Jo Adell will not be up for Trout at the moment.

F-bombs will be allowed in-thread, but please, employ some creativity with your choice words.

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GrandpaBaseball
Super Member
1 year ago

A Day Late, Dollar Short Comment. Mike Trout is a great player, best of his generation no doubt. But to have seen him play injury free would be like seeing 2012-13 The Kid seasons. Mike’s career is so Mickey Mantle in so many ways. The axiom of be careful what you wish for may apply here.

Trouty is my favorite player of all time. I wrote this passed winter that Mike really needed to cement his career with an injury free and 150 game season in ’21. I felt that would rollover into a MVP season.

I wished and even prayed that Mikey would re-sign with us and feared that as he was from Jersey that either Philly or New York Yankees would out bid us. Mike stayed and Angel, my wish came true.

Now Mike will be gone 2 months, no All-Star Game, no MVP, no Playoffs most likely.

Now I pray that he can be healthy the rest of his career or the money drain will be to great I fear to ever be a winning team again down the road.

IvanX
Trusted Member
1 year ago

I guess big blow is the new death knell.

MarineLayer
Super Member
1 year ago

So cool the way the Angels respond to adversity, giving up 5 runs in the top of the first. Laying down and dying is not a great look.

h27kim
Trusted Member
1 year ago

Who’s the reserve CF now? I could have sworn that I heard Taylor Ward was in CF the other day….

MikeSalmon
Super Member
1 year ago
Reply to  h27kim

You just watch: Ward in CF will make Kevin Kiermaier jealous. (cough)

angelslogic
Super Member
1 year ago

8 weeks for a strain? That seems out of whack. A pulled muscle maybe, but a strain?

eyespy
Super Member
1 year ago
Reply to  angelslogic

TJS on Thursday, calling it

angelslogic
Super Member
1 year ago
Reply to  eyespy

Unless the FO is employing a euphemism for severe tear.

eyespy
Super Member
1 year ago
Reply to  angelslogic

Arte just releases what he thinks won’t drive down the demand for tickets

MarineLayer
Super Member
1 year ago
Reply to  eyespy

As an out of towner, I just signed up for the MLB package. I’m still within the 7 day refund period, so I will be getting my money back if I can get Manfred to honor his word and cough it up.

MikeSalmon
Super Member
1 year ago
Reply to  MarineLayer

You lost me at “honor.” Reference: how lightly he let the Trashcans off.

JackFrost
Super Member
1 year ago
Reply to  eyespy

Bingo !

Angels2020Champs
Super Member
1 year ago
Reply to  eyespy

EXACTLY THIS ☝🏽

red floyd
Legend
1 year ago
Reply to  eyespy

I’m telling you, they’re going to amputate his leg. Isn’t that the usual for the Halos? “Just some discomfort”. “Minor injury”. “Oh.. maybe 4 weeks”. “Uh, TJS”. If they’re STARTING with 6-8 weeks, they’re gonna amputate.

Fansince1971
Legend
1 year ago
Reply to  angelslogic

Different levels of strain. Grade 3 is pretty serious.

Senator_John_Blutarsky
Super Member
Reply to  angelslogic

From Dr. Nick:

The calf muscle is actually two muscles, the gastrocnemius muscle and the soleus muscle. These muscles can be injured if they get overstretched.

Injury to a calf muscle can range from a strain or pull that you can treat at home to a more serious tear that may need a doctor’s care.

What causes a calf muscle injury?
A calf injury is most often caused during sports where you need to push off with your foot quickly for a sudden burst of speed. Examples include tennis, baseball, soccer, racquetball, and even simple running…..or in the case of Mike Trout injury can occur by walking.

The sudden movement can stress the calf muscle, stretching it beyond its normal limits. This can happen suddenly (acute injury) or over time (overuse injury).

What are the symptoms?
The symptoms depend on how badly you have injured the muscle.If the injury is only a strain, you may feel a strong pulling in your lower leg. It may be uncomfortable. You may have a twinge of pain. More serious muscle tears will cause very sharp pain and leave you barely able to walk.

How do you treat a calf muscle injury?
Most calf muscle strains can be treated at home:

  • Rest your injured leg. Take it easy for a day or two.
  • Put ice or a cold pack on the sore muscle for 10 to 20 minutes at a time to stop swelling. Put a thin cloth between the ice pack and your skin. Try to do this every 1 to 2 hours for the next 3 days (when you are awake) or until the swelling goes down.
  • After 2 or 3 days, you can try alternating cold with heat. To use heat, put a warm water bottle, a heating pad set on low, or a warm cloth on your calf. Do not go to sleep with a heating pad on your skin.
  • Wrap your lower leg with an elastic bandage (such as an Ace wrap) to help decrease swelling. Don’t wrap it too tightly, since this can cause more swelling below the affected area. Loosen the bandage if it gets too tight. Signs that the bandage is too tight include numbness, tingling, increased pain, coolness, or swelling in the area below the bandage.
  • Prop up the leg on a pillow when you ice it or anytime you sit or lie down during the next 3 days. Try to keep it above the level of your heart. This will help reduce swelling.
  • Be safe with medicines. Read and follow all instructions on the label.
  • If the doctor gave you a prescription medicine for pain, take it as prescribed.
  • If you are not taking a prescription pain medicine, ask your doctor if you can take an over-the-counter medicine.
  • Don’t do anything that makes the pain worse. Return to exercise gradually as you feel better.

For more serious injuries, treatment may include physical therapy or surgery.

https://www.uofmhealth.org/health-library/abq4844

Gorbachav5
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1 year ago

Dr. Nick Riviera? Hi, everybody!

Senator_John_Blutarsky
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SC_Halo
Member
1 year ago
Reply to  angelslogic

Sounds about right as i’m sure they don’t want this leading to an achilles issue. Anthony Davis strained his calf and the Lakers took all the time needed….probably why we’re in play-in game tonight. 😐

JackFrost
Super Member
1 year ago
Reply to  SC_Halo

Good point. And another reason this is scary is that Achilles issues and injuries often begin with or start out as calf problems… This is what happened with Kevin Durant.

The area is compromised which can cause other problems (Achilles).

MikeSalmon
Super Member
1 year ago

Dear Moderators:
Are we lowly “trusted members” (I like to think of us as “grunts”) allowed to address or talk to or even look at what the “super members” (AKA “the cool kids”) are saying? What are the by-laws on this?

MarineLayer
Super Member
1 year ago
Reply to  MikeSalmon

Hey, MikeSalmon, is it okay for me to talk to you as I’m even more of a grunt as just a “Member.”

MikeSalmon
Super Member
1 year ago
Reply to  MarineLayer

To answer your question rather bluntly, and in a Python mode:
We fart in your general direction.

(Unless you’re “in” with us in shunning those above us. Trusted Members and Members of the world: UNITE! We have nothing to lose but our statuses.)

MarineLayer
Super Member
1 year ago
Reply to  MikeSalmon

How does a brother get “trusted” around here?

MikeSalmon
Super Member
1 year ago
Reply to  MarineLayer

Just keep practicing that secret handshake and continue to use the code words in the game threads, and you should be “in” a couple weeks after the All-Star Break. Hang in there, Member!

MarineLayer
Super Member
1 year ago
Reply to  MikeSalmon

Thanks for the support. If I could only figure out the “code words.” I guess that’s what separate you from low life such as myself.😀

MikeSalmon
Super Member
1 year ago
Reply to  MarineLayer

Hint about the code words: they were in your heart all along. It’s what you learned along the journey here, Member. Godspeed!

(Or at least some Gods peed. Like Uranus and Dionysius.)

JackFrost
Super Member
1 year ago
Reply to  MikeSalmon

😂😂😂

Jessica DeLine
Admin
Super Member
1 year ago
Reply to  MarineLayer

It takes 100 comments

red floyd
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1 year ago
Reply to  Jessica DeLine

Then how come you’re only a “Trusted” member?

red floyd
Legend
1 year ago
Reply to  red floyd

And what’s the diff between a Trusted Member and a Super Member?

Senator_John_Blutarsky
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Reply to  red floyd

…not sharing any posts critical of Joe Maddon 😆

Jessica DeLine
Admin
Super Member
1 year ago
Reply to  red floyd

You need a 1000 for super and I’m not quite there yet apparently.

Cowboy26
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1 year ago
Reply to  Jessica DeLine

No extra credit points for quality?

eyespy
Super Member
1 year ago
Reply to  MikeSalmon

when we mock, you repent

MikeSalmon
Super Member
1 year ago
Reply to  eyespy

Spoken like a wily vet grunt.

h27kim
Trusted Member
1 year ago
Reply to  MikeSalmon

I’m not sure I’ve even hit “trusted” status yet…. We are no Mia.

MikeSalmon
Super Member
1 year ago
Reply to  h27kim

Yea, no one’s Mia, though. I think you can reasonably hope to be Eric In Portland, though. Dream! Dream BIG!

red floyd
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1 year ago
Reply to  MikeSalmon

No. Now go away, or I shall taunt you a second tahm!!!!

Senator_John_Blutarsky
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Reply to  MikeSalmon

All “trusted members” have been warned. Now feel the wrath:

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MikeSalmon
Super Member
1 year ago

6-8 weeks for a calf strain when suddenly doing a 3rd out trot from 2nd to 3rd on a pop-up? It’s psychosomatic! Get out the ouija board, align your chakras, drink a tall glass of what grass juice with healing crystals around your neck and…ut-oh…F-bombs incoming…

Rather than type “fuck this shit” I will be more judicious and write, “fornicate these feces!”

My gawd we are sooo FUCKED.

(It will take time, but when that time comes, lemme see Marsh over Adell.)

MarineLayer
Super Member
1 year ago
Reply to  MikeSalmon

I think Mike Trout is early entering the Pujols phase of his contract. Out two months as a result of jogging from 2nd to 3rd and suffering a strain. WTF.

LanaBanana
Super Member
1 year ago
Reply to  MarineLayer

Unfortunately, the same thought occurred to me. Trout has played 10 years, right? Didn’t we get Pujols after he had played 10 years with SL?

MarineLayer
Super Member
1 year ago
Reply to  LanaBanana

Exactly right.

MikeSalmon
Super Member
1 year ago
Reply to  LanaBanana

Gawd, you made my day even worse, Ms. Banana. Watch him come back and get plantar fasciitis and run exactly like Albert. Crikeys.

Senator_John_Blutarsky
Super Member
Reply to  LanaBanana

Lana has the correct answer.

IvanX
Trusted Member
1 year ago
Reply to  MarineLayer

I’m as bummed as everybody, but I see nothing to support this degree of pessimism. Trout plays for an awful team, and we’re gonna turn on him before he turns 30? That’s how we say thanks? It’s not his fault he plays for an awful team. Well, wait…

JackFrost
Super Member
1 year ago
Reply to  MikeSalmon

Come to think of it that IS rather strange… Even 6 weeks for a strain seems a bit long.

Who said “did you ever get the feeling you’ve been fooled?”

Last edited 1 year ago by JackFrost
JackFrost
Super Member
1 year ago
Reply to  JackFrost

I think it was John Lydon (aka Johnny Rotten).

Last edited 1 year ago by JackFrost
MikeSalmon
Super Member
1 year ago
Reply to  JackFrost

“Eveh get da feelin’ ya been cheated?” – Johnny Rotten

JackFrost
Super Member
1 year ago
Reply to  MikeSalmon

Yes, it was cheated, not fooled.

And for us baseball fans that is MUCH more appropriate.

red floyd
Legend
1 year ago
Reply to  JackFrost

This is the story of Johnny Rotten
The king is gone but he’s not forgotten

MikeSalmon
Super Member
1 year ago
Reply to  red floyd

So: did Albert Pujols burn out or rust?
Is there more to the picture than meets the eye?

red floyd
Legend
1 year ago
Reply to  MikeSalmon

Yes, Yes, and Yes.

red floyd
Legend
1 year ago
Reply to  MikeSalmon

Given that Pujols sleeps on the basepaths, it has to be burn out, because rust never sleeps.

Eric_in_Portland
Legend
1 year ago

Will this thread end up with more comments than the game thread?

eyespy
Super Member
1 year ago
Reply to  Mia

Bah, now he is Oyabu

steelgolf
Super Member
1 year ago

8 weeks and then a couple of weeks to get home s hitting timing back. This should go swimmingly. Is Jon Jay really going to be called up to take his place? Yeeeesh.

DowningDude
Legend
1 year ago
Reply to  steelgolf

I think he’ll be able to perfect “home shitting” immediately. Probably has about 10 johns to choose from in that mega-casa of his.

steelgolf
Super Member
1 year ago
Reply to  DowningDude

😂 Damn spell check,

DowningDude
Legend
1 year ago

6:49pm: The Angels are recalling lefty Jose Quijada to fill Trout’s roster spot, Jack Harris of the LA Times relays.

MLB Trade Rumors

Angels2020Champs
Super Member
1 year ago
Reply to  DowningDude

Who?

Eric_in_Portland
Legend
1 year ago
Reply to  DowningDude

Can he hit?

Angels2020Champs
Super Member
1 year ago

We just need warm bodies slat this point. Going to get us a full on ‘the natural’ style made for tv movie moment before seasons end

MarineLayer
Super Member
1 year ago

So when the Mariners need a body, they bring up a top prospect like Kelenic. And even though we’ve got Marsh and Adell, we bring up… who? Is he better than John Jay? What a low f’ing bar!!

MikeSalmon
Super Member
1 year ago

Can he pitch?

Cowboy26
Legend
1 year ago
Reply to  MikeSalmon

Yes the only reliever from the SLC staff that does not have a double digit ERA.

We’re doomed

eyespy
Super Member
1 year ago
Reply to  DowningDude

Ha, now we know we don’t need the sandbagging Trout. Replacing him with what Perry wants to call a pitcher.

clover_black
Trusted Member
1 year ago

whatever. maybe these bums will show some fight and climb to 500.
(they wont).

UtahAlumnus
Trusted Member
1 year ago
Reply to  clover_black

They will!

Cowboy26
Legend
1 year ago
Reply to  UtahAlumnus

In 2023

VictoriousVIC
Trusted Member
1 year ago

Maybe it’s me but I don’t see a loss in bringing up Marsh and Adell and giving them some playing time with the big club. I know Adell was horrible last year and not sure how he’s doing so far in the minors (along with Marsh), but if both are healthy then now’s as good as ever to give them a shot.

Twebur
Super Member
1 year ago
Reply to  VictoriousVIC

Adell .191, many, many strike outs. Do not know if he’s learned to play the outfield yet.

VictoriousVIC
Trusted Member
1 year ago
Reply to  Twebur

If that’s the case then yeah keep him in AAA until he figures it out on both ends. I saw below that Marsh has been largely DHing so I get why they didn’t call up either. What a shitty situation to be in.

MikeSalmon
Super Member
1 year ago
Reply to  VictoriousVIC

I haven’t seen anyone commenting on how Schebler went 3-3 with a walk a couple days ago: all 3 hits were dingerz. <—–this has been a “comment”

MarineLayer
Super Member
1 year ago
Reply to  Twebur

Versus John Jay or some guy I’ve never heard of. I’ll take Adell or Marsh, even if they strike out 80% of the time.

2002heaven
Trusted Member
1 year ago
Reply to  Twebur

Jo Adell might not even be Jurickson Profar.
If Brandon Marsh can’t rescue Billy Eppler’s abysmal legacy, then nobody will.
Pretty obvious to me that Eppler went heavy on HS outfielders because of the possibility of Trout’s impending FA in 2019, There was never any real game plan to grow a core group of good players like the Oakland A’s and Houston Astros did with their infields. ( Arte fingerprints obviously ) and just put out fires and plug leaks in our dikes. 😫  Jo Adell could be this team’s biggest prospect bust ever ( Brandon Wood you might be off the hook ). One of the Top 5 Prospects of MLB.com last year. 😫 

Fansince1971
Legend
1 year ago
Reply to  VictoriousVIC

The only one I could maybe justify is Marsh. Adell is light years away from being a major leaguer. Maybe 2023 or 24.

VictoriousVIC
Trusted Member
1 year ago
Reply to  Fansince1971

Yeah Marsh needs some time to work on his game if he’s struggling in AAA on both ends. I would love to see Marsh up once he’s healthy. But for now it’s make or break time for Ward. He said he wants to stay with the big club so here’s his opportunity. He’ll be getting guaranteed starts every day. Here’s to hoping he surprises like Walsh did last September and so far this year. Man that would be huge.

Last edited 1 year ago by VictoriousVIC
Fansince1971
Legend
1 year ago
Reply to  VictoriousVIC

That would be incredible if Walsh develops anywhere close to Marsh.

DowningDude
Legend
1 year ago

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Halo71
Trusted Member
1 year ago

Not like we were winning anything with him

Twebur
Super Member
1 year ago

Move Upton to Center…..problem solved

DowningDude
Legend
1 year ago
Reply to  Twebur

I wonder what it would take to get Pujols? He’d be GREAAATT in center field. Could play every day as well.

MikeSalmon
Super Member
1 year ago
Reply to  Twebur

I literally LOLed at this. Then Downing poured on the gallows humor. You fellow Trusted Members are ACES. Aces, I tells ya!

Fansince1971
Legend
1 year ago

The only positive spin I can put on this is it allows Ohtani and Rendon the opportunity to put the club on their backs and show leadership. If they can do it, when Trout comes back there could be magic. That’s all I got in the positive spin department.

Last edited 1 year ago by Fansince1971
DowningDude
Legend
1 year ago
Reply to  Fansince1971

You lost me at positive.

Fansince1971
Legend
1 year ago
Reply to  DowningDude

Hahaha. Very true

Last edited 1 year ago by Fansince1971
MikeSalmon
Super Member
1 year ago
Reply to  Fansince1971

Pardon me for having the gall to speak to a Super, but if Rendon and Ohtani put the team on their backs, don’t they run the risk of getting a severe calf strain? I’ve heard that can keep you out, like 6..maybe 8 weeks.

I understand you need not deign to reply to a mere Trusted. Just trying to unnerstand.

Eric_in_Portland
Legend
1 year ago
Reply to  Fansince1971

that’s why you’re a super member

Fansince1971
Legend
1 year ago

I’m trying my friend. Also had the thought that this allows Trout some time to refocus, refresh and move on from any hard feelings over Pujols. Again it’s a stretch but i need to look for silver linings.

DowningDude
Legend
1 year ago
Reply to  Fansince1971

Dude .. if he’s that much of a case over his lost ‘jols, then the downtime will make him dwell on the “loss” even more.

MarineLayer
Super Member
1 year ago
Reply to  Fansince1971

I wonder if Mike Trout saw the amount of time LeBron and AD took off this year with their injuries (about the 6 to 8 weeks the team says it will take him to recover from his jogging strain) and thought, if it’s good enough for them, it’s good enough for me.

red floyd
Legend
1 year ago

I’m trying to figure out how I got there…

bradllee424
Trusted Member
1 year ago
Reply to  Fansince1971

This team has got to be more than Trout if it ever expects to crawl out of its losing ways the last few seasons.

DowningDude
Legend
1 year ago

BRING BACK THE NAVAPILE!

Charles Sutton
Editor
Super Member
1 year ago
Reply to  DowningDude

Ha! We just missed out on Cam Maybin, I wonder of Blash is available.

DowningDude
Legend
1 year ago

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LanaBanana
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1 year ago
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Christianhanson
Trusted Member
1 year ago

Why are we such a poverty franchise😭

Twebur
Super Member
1 year ago

A Poverty Franchise Ha!

that should be on everything Angels…….like a slogan or like the “We are an equal opportunity employer”

MarineLayer
Super Member
1 year ago

Because we always have a couple of contracts where we are paying for past performance of players in their 20’s, and then awarding them giant long contracts for the late career slide of said players in their 30, 40’s, and in Pujols case, their 50’s.