The Los Angeles Angels have been without superstar Mike Trout since May 17 because of a calf stump and confirmed Wednesday that a different face will not be returning this year.
According to Dave Sessions of the league’s website, Angels ’third basman, Anthony Rendon, requires end-of-season surgery to repair a hip hip impingement. Rendon didn’t play in a month and went on the injury list on July 6 with a left muscle strain and then developed a hip problem during his recovery.
The 31-year-old missed earlier this season with an inguinal tension and a contusion of his left knee. He finished the campaign beating .240 with six home runs and 34 RBI.
Los Angeles, meanwhile, started Wednesday night at 53-54 and 12 games behind first-place Houston Astros in the American West League standings.
In order The Associated Press (h / t ESPN), the director of the Angels, Joe Maddon, told reporters Tuesday that he remains hopeful that Trout will finish returning this season even if the star’s chronology “continues to be pushed.”
Maddon added about the triple AL the Most Valuable Player: “We all thought he would have played right away on the pitch, and it didn’t happen. We will continue to play all the way.”