Angels’ Mike Trout is still ‘sore,’ stalling rehab again

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ANAHEIM — Mike Trout’s advancement has stalled again, bringing the extremity of his play a measurement closer.

Trout had been moving the bases connected the Angels’ travel past week, giving anticipation that the strained calf that has kept the three-time American League MVP retired since May mightiness yet beryllium healed capable for him to play successful September.

Manager Joe Maddon doused immoderate h2o connected those hopes connected Monday.

“He’s inactive sore,” Maddon said. “He had different bully time moving out. We were precise optimistic. And past helium came up sore.”

Trout appeared to beryllium making advancement toward a instrumentality successful precocious July, but past helium felt much soreness and his rehab was successful a holding signifier for a fewer weeks.

Asked if it was astir clip for the Angels to simply extremity his frustrating season, Maddon conceded the obvious.

“We’re astir apt getting person to having to accidental thing similar that, but helium inactive wants to proceed the combat and we’re going to grant his wishes,” Maddon said. “However Mike sees this, we’re going to spell that way.”

Maddon said astatine this constituent it comes down to Trout’s “mental well-being” to find however important it is for him to travel backmost for adjacent a token information of the season.

“This is genuinely a clip you perceive to the athlete, perceive to his assemblage and effort to marque your champion decision,” Maddon said. “There’s got to beryllium that infinitesimal wherever we person to commencement being realistic astir it and conscionable person to accidental ‘That’s it.’”

A SHOT FOR MAYFIELD

Jack Mayfield started astatine shortstop, implicit an seemingly steadfast José Iglesias, for the 3rd clip successful 4 games connected Monday due to the fact that Maddon said helium wanted to get a amended look astatine Mayfield for the future.

Mayfield is simply a 30-year-old who has already changed teams done waivers 3 times this season. He is inactive nether power to the Angels adjacent year, not adjacent arbitration-eligible yet.

“When you look astatine the assemblage of enactment that he’s done and each the antithetic positions helium tin play, careless of his age, he’s benignant of youthful,” Maddon said. “He’s done bully work.”

Mayfield has played 2nd base, 3rd basal and shortstop, with immoderate spectacular plays astatine third. He’s deed .220, but with a .742 OPS and 8 homers successful 118 at-bats. The large league mean OPS astatine shortstop this play is .730.

NOTES

José Quintana, who signed an $8 cardinal woody to beryllium a portion of the Angels’ rotation, was claimed connected waivers by the San Francisco Giants connected Monday. The Giants volition presume the $1.3 cardinal near connected his salary. Quintana posted a 6.75 ERA with the Angels, losing his spot successful the rotation. …

Infielder Kean Wong was recalled from Triple-A to regenerate Quintana connected the roster. …

Alex Cobb (wrist inflammation) threw a 30-pitch bullpen league connected Monday and said it went well. He said it was his 2nd bullpen successful the past 5 days. …

Maddon said the Angels are anticipating that the 3 players connected the COVID-related injured database – pitchers Reid Detmers, José Marte and Austin Warren — are expected to rejoin the squad wrong the adjacent mates of days. They volition past request to measure erstwhile each is acceptable to transportation again.

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