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11-01-2018, 05:45 AM,
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It was the 29-year-old Smyly’s first
ANAHEIM http://www.marinersfanproshop.com/authen...ner-jersey , Calif. (AP) — Mike Trout received a cortisone injection in his sore right wrist Monday, and the Los Angeles Angels are hopeful their superstar center fielder can return to their lineup on the weekend.The two-time AL MVP wasn’t in the Angels’ starting lineup for the fifth consecutive game when they opened a six-game homestand against Detroit.Manager Mike Scioscia said Trout won’t play in at least their next two games, including the Angels’ game on his birthday Tuesday. After a day off Thursday, the Angels are hopeful Trout will feel good enough to return Friday when they open a series against Oakland.“I think that all the tests he had point to just some inflammation, and that has to run its course, and his injection will help that to happen,” Scioscia said. “We anticipate him getting to baseball activities in a couple of days Denard Span Jersey , and see how he feels for Friday.”Trout hasn’t played since Aug. 1, when he hurt his wrist during a feet-first slide into third base in Tampa Bay. He skipped the last four games of the Angels’ road trip, and he had an injection upon the team’s return to Orange County.Barring a major change, Trout will be out for at least seven games. That will be the second-longest injury absence of his seven full big-league seasons, surpassed only by his 39-game absence last season after he tore a ligament in his left thumb in a headfirst slide.Scioscia doesn’t think the Angels are likely to retroactively place Trout on the disabled list, a move that would make him ineligible until Sunday.“I think if you can get Mike Trout to play from the seventh day instead of the 10th day, I think you’d want to Guillermo Heredia Jersey ,” Scioscia said. “So we’re just going to let it run its course, and when it’s 100 percent, he’ll play.”The injury will deprive Angels fans of what’s become an annual treat: Seeing Trout do incredible things on his birthday.Trout’s 27th birthday is Tuesday, and he has a history of throwing celebrations for himself: He has homered on his birthday four times in his first six full big-league seasons. He did it at the Big A last season, homering and also getting his 1,000th career hit on his 26th birthday. SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — Left-hander Drew Smyly http://www.marinersfanproshop.com/authen...mel-jersey , who signed a two-year, $10 million contract with the Chicago Cubs before the season after Tommy John surgery, said he felt good in a rehab start that included him striking out all three batters he faced.The 6-foot-3, 190-pound Smyly needed just 13 pitches in his outing Thursday night at the Cubs’ Single A Midwest League affiliate in South Bend. Eleven of the pitches were in the strike zone against Bowling Green. Smyly then went to the bullpen at the top of the second inning to throw another eight pitches.“I felt very good — pain-free, which is always my first concern,” Smyly said. “It’s been 18 months since I’ve actually played in a game, out there competing. It was an exciting time for me Mike Marjama Jersey , regardless of the level.”It was the 29-year-old Smyly’s first action in a game since he had the surgery in July 2017. He has been on the 60-day disabled list with the Cubs since the season began and had pitched simulated games in Chicago in recent weeks. The Cubs had indicated there was a possibility he could return sometime in mid- to late September.Smyly said he believes he will have another rehab stint after the weekend before the minor league season ends. He indicated he has not talked with the Cubs about being used this season but would not be adverse to pitching out of the bullpen, where he started his career with the Detroit Tigers.Smyly last pitched in 2016 for Tampa Bay, finishing with a 7-12 record and 4.88 ERA in 30 starts. He had 167 strikeouts in 175.1 innings. He is 31-27 with a 3.73 ERA in parts of five seasons. The Rays traded Smyly to Seattle in 2017 but he was placed on the disabled list before the season.On Thursday, Smyly threw 10 fastballs on the mound. He struck out two with called strikes and the third batter went down swinging at a 91 mph fastball. The umpire was Jen Pawol — the first female umpire Smyly had ever seen behind home plate.“She was giving me the outside corner which was nice,” Smyly said.
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