Trout sprains thumb stealing second base
MIAMI – Mike Trout sprained his left thumb stealing second base Sunday, and the Los Angeles Angels took a thumping without him, losing 9-2 to the Miami Marlins. 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.
The reigning American League MVP was 0-for-2 when he departed with the Angels trailing 4-2. He finished 2-for-9 in the series to drop his average to .337.