The notorious “hamstring injury”. It has seemingly been even more destructive than normal this year and now it’s bitten Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim outfielder Mike Trout. Thankfully, at least according to the Angels, the ‘strain’ isn’t that bad and you wouldn’t even notice it if Trout was to play today. But play he will not as the Angels are hoping taking today off along with tomorrow’s off day will give Trout just enough time to feel 100%.
Per Jeff Fletcher:
#Angels Mike Trout has a little hamstring issue which is part of the reason for his day off. “You’d never know it watching,” Scioscia said
Minor or not, as Matt Kemp of the Los Angeles Dodgers and Angel Pagan of the San Francisco Giants know all too well, ‘minor’ hamstring strains can lead to much worse. Kemp, who like Trout was only scheduled to miss a day or two at most ended up missing nearly six weeks of action while Pagan had to eventually undergo hamstring surgery and is out for the season of what was originally deemed “minor”.
It may serve the Angels best just to give Trout a few more days off after Monday, just to play it safe.