All-Star Week is finally here.
This is when the best of the best from both the American League and the National League will square off.
The Home Run Derby is tonight, and the All-Star Game takes place tomorrow.
The festivities will all be at Dodger Stadium.
However, one player is going to use the All-Star break to rest his back.
Angels writer Sam Blum tweeted the news that Trout will not participate in the All-Star Game.
Mike Trout will not play in the All-Star game, MLB announces.
He's missed the last 4 games due to back spasms. https://t.co/G7lKSjtd7i
— Sam Blum (@SamBlum3) July 17, 2022
Trout Out For The ASG
Trout was originally voted in by the fans and was set to start in center field.
But with him out, Byron Buxton has been put in the starting lineup and will be at center field.
Ty France is replacing Trout on the American League All-Star roster.
Trout’s injury is just the latest casualty in a series of unfortunate events for the Angels, who went from a clear postseason contender to being completely buried in the standings.
It’s a shame that Trout has had to deal with so many injuries.
The All-Star Game is a good chance for him to show the baseball world what he can do each year.
But because of the injury, Trout will be unavailable for the big game.
Trout is an exciting player and still has a ton of upside despite the injury struggles.
It is still disappointing though that we won’t get to see him in the All-Star Game this year.
There are plenty of other bright stars to watch, but it won’t be the same with Trout not in the picture this year.