While the Miami Marlins beat the Los Angeles Angels 9-2 to claim the series in Miami, the news of Mike Trout’s sprained thumb was just as big as the fact the team from south Florida was able to claim their first series win since April 21-23 against the San Diego Padres.
According to multiple sources, Trout sprained his left thumb stealing second base Sunday, and the Los Angeles Angels took a thumping without him.
Trout yelled in pain as he rose after sliding headfirst in the fifth inning. He was examined by a trainer, stayed in the game, but was replaced in the sixth. X-rays were negative, and there was no immediate timetable regarding his return.
He is scheduled to have an MRI to determine if there is further damage when the team returns to the west coast. Trout, who is once again amongst the best in the Majors this season, and should be back in Miami in July for the All-Star Game.
"A scary thing," Trout said. "Hopefully it's just sore and just jammed, a bad jam. I'm obviously bummed out, but Monday if it feels a little better, we'll see how it goes."
The Angels hope Trout can avoid the disabled list, manager Mike Scioscia said, although he stressed the need for further evaluation.
"The first indication is it just looks like a little sprain," Scioscia said.