Mike Trout made his eagerly awaited return to the Los Angeles Angels’ lineup on Tuesday, notching a 1-for-4 record in his first game since July 3. The baseball star’s absence of around seven weeks had been due to a fractured hamate bone. Remarkably, Trout managed to make his comeback without undergoing any rehabilitation assignments.
However, a swift turn of events ensued. On Wednesday, following a postponed game from Hurricane Hilary’s repercussions, the Angels and the Reds were set for a doubleheader. Curiously, in the opening match of this dual encounter, Trout was notably absent from the lineup.
Reportedly, Trout experienced soreness after his reappearance on the field following seven weeks of hiatus – an outcome that aligns logically with his circumstances. On a more positive note, Angels’ manager Phil Nevin reassured that this soreness was not a cause for concern. Given the extended period of inactivity, some degree of discomfort was expected. The bigger question loomed: would Trout participate in the second game of the doubleheader? Anticipation remained high for his potential involvement in the series finale.
The slated start time for the aforementioned game was 6:38 p.m. PT, and all eyes were on whether Trout would rejoin the lineup for this crucial match.