ANAHEIM, Calif. — Mike Trout has landed on the disabled list with an inflamed right wrist, something the Los Angeles Angels had hoped to avoid.
The move announced Friday is retroactive to Monday, when Trout received a cortisone injection in his wrist. The two-time AL MVP has missed seven consecutive games, the second-longest injury absence of his big league career.
Trout hasn’t played since Aug. 1, when he hurt his wrist during a feet-first slide into third base in Tampa Bay.
Trout was out for 39 games last season after tearing a ligament in his left thumb in a headfirst slide.
Manager Mike Scioscia initially didn’t think Trout would need to go on the DL.