Mike Trout has dealt with his fair share of medical issues over the years, The team announced he suffered a bone fracture in his left wrist.
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Trout was born to Jeff and Debbie Trout in Vineland, New Jersey, on August 7, 1991. He grew up in nearby Millville, New Jersey. He has two older siblings, sister Teal and brother Tyler.
His father, Jeff (born January 7, 1961), played baseball at the University of Delaware and was a fifth-round draft pick as a second baseman by the Minnesota Twins in 1983.
Jeff played four years of minor league baseball before a torn plantar fascia and knee injuries ended his career.
Trout grew up a die-hard Philadelphia Phillies fan, and attended their World Series parade in 2008.
Trout began playing baseball in Cal Ripken Baseball, a division of Babe Ruth League. His main position as a youth baseball player was shortstop.
Mike Trout Fracture
The Angels have placed center fielder Mike Trout on the 10-day injured list due to a fractured hamate bone in his left hand that he suffered Monday night against the Padres.
The 11-time All-Star left Monday’s game in the eighth inning while after fouling off a pitch from San Diego’s Nick Martinez.
The Angels training staff then examined Trout in the dugout before he made his way to the locker room.
“I just took a swing, and something felt uncomfortable,” Trout said, via ESPN. “I can’t describe the pain I felt. And i never felt it before, ever, before this, I never had wrist problems or anything. Just freak things.”
Trout injured his wrist on the swing itself and wasn’t hit by the baseball. Despite being a non-contact injury, he said after the game that he’d never felt pain like that before.
Trout spoke to the media Tuesday and confirmed that he plans to return this season. Recovering from surgery, which Trout might need, will take 4-8 weeks.
This is a very poorly timed injury for the Angels, as they’re in the midst of a postseason race right now. They’re six games behind the first-place Texas Rangers in the American League West and just three games out of the AL wild-card picture.
Mike Trout Injury update
Los Angeles Angels outfielder Mike Trout suffered a fracture of the hamate bone in his left hand during Monday’s game against the San Diego Padres (SD 10, LA 3), the Angels announced.
Trout suffered the injury when he fouled back an 0-1 pitch from Nick Martinez in the seventh inning. Hamate fractures typically require surgery — Trout will likely undergo a procedure — and come with a 3-7 week recovery.
Trout was subsequently replaced in the lineup by former No. 1 pick Mickey Moniak. Moniak subsequently struck out to end the at-bat.
Trout is looking at significant time on the shelf after suffering an injury July 3 against the Padres.
On July 4, the Angels announced that the All-Star center fielder was placed on the 10-day injured list with a fractured hamate bone in his left wrist.
After being checked by a trainer, Trout walked off the field and into the clubhouse in the middle of the at-bat. Pinch hitter Mickey Moniak completed the plate appearance by swinging and missing at the next pitch for a strikeout that was charged to Trout.
Trout told reporters, including MLB.com’s Rhett Bollinger, that he is hoping he only has a wrist sprain. He’s awaiting the results of X-rays and other tests.
“I’m just praying the results come back clean,” Trout told reporters, including Jeff Fletcher of the Orange County Register. “It doesn’t feel great.” He said the wrist felt “really uncomfortable,” per Fletcher, and that this is his first wrist injury.
what happened to Mike trout
The Angels were dealt a huge blow on Tuesday, as superstar center fielder Mike Trout was placed on the 15-day injured list with a left hamate fracture.
Also Trout, a three-time AL MVP and 11-time All-Star, sustained the wrist injury on Monday, when he fouled a ball back while facing Padres right-hander Nick Martinez in the eighth inning at Petco Park.
Trout is expected to be out roughly four to eight weeks, which means he’ll be out until at least early August and possibly into September.
Trout said he had several players who sustained a hamate fracture reach out to give advice and heard it can take as soon as four weeks to return, but he acknowledged it often takes longer.
He’s still getting a second opinion to decide whether he’ll need surgery, but it’s considered likely.
“I kind of knew it wasn’t good,” Trout said. “It’s just a freak thing. I had a lot of guys reach out who had the surgery or the injury before. Some guys came back in four weeks. Some guys took longer. We’ll see how it goes.”
Outfielder Jo Adell and right-hander Gerardo Reyes were recalled from Triple-A Salt Lake. Right-hander Victor Mederos was optioned to Double-A Rocket City.
The Angels now have an outfield combination of Taylor Ward, Hunter Renfroe, Mickey Moniak and Adell.