“It’s a pain I’ve never experienced before.”
Los Angeles Angels “superstar” Mike Trout was pulled from the game with a left wrist injury. Teammate Shohei Ohtani, who was pinch-hitting, looked on in concern.
Trout was batting second and playing center field against the San Diego Padres in the 2023 Major League Baseball (MLB) World Series at Petco Park in San Diego, California, U.S., on Thursday.
Trailing 3-9, Trout led off the eighth inning and fouled off a two-pitch curveball from Martinez before leaving the game in pain. Angels manager Phil Nevin and a trainer came onto the field to check him out.
Trout did not return to the batter’s box and was subbed out. “Shohei Ohtani also looked on with a worried expression,” Japan’s Nikkan Sports reported.안전놀이터
MLB.com reported, “Things got worse for the Angels against San Diego. Trout left the game with a left wrist injury,” according to MLB.com.
Trout told local media, “I felt something uncomfortable while swinging. I’m praying it’s a minor injury and nothing major,” Trout told local media. “I can’t describe the pain I felt. I’ve never felt pain like that before.”
The three-time American League Most Valuable Player (MVP) and 11-time All-Star has continued his strong play this season, batting .263 with 18 home runs and 44 RBIs in 81 games. Trout signed a 12-year, $426.5 million ($55.51 billion) contract with the Angels in 2019. That’s the No. 1 highest contract in MLB history.
The exact extent of the injury and Trout’s availability to play will be determined by the results of the tests.