This time, it is a hand injury that he suffered when he was hit by a pitch against the Texas Rangers on Sunday.
Trout was attempting to get out of the way, but the pitch caught him just right and took him out of the game.
The slugger is taking things one day at a time as he recovers from his latest setback.
On a positive note, Trout said on Monday that his hand is feeling much better after doing additional tests, and that he is just a little sore.
Mike Trout said his hand is doing a lot better. Did some additional tests today. Just sore. Taking it day by day. Unclear if he’ll play this series.
— Sam Blum (@SamBlum3) April 18, 2022
This is good news for the Angels and for Trout.
It’s unclear if he will be available at all for the Angels’ series against the division rival Houston Astros.
He was not in the lineup for the opener of the series on Monday night.
Perhaps just a couple more days will help him get right and be ready to go out and compete again.
Still, it’s unfortunate that Trout has had to deal with so many injuries in his career.
He and teammate Shohei Ohtani might just be the best two players in the game of baseball today.
Baseball fans will want to see them both in action soon.
Having Trout back will be a boost for the Angels and their lineup as they look to take a step towards contention in 2022.
We’ll see how much longer it will be for Trout in his recovery process.
If all goes according to plan, he should be back in the Angels’ lineup in no time and form a deadly one-two punch with Ohtani.