The Los Angeles Angels will be without Mike Trout for quite some time.
The team announced on Tuesday that the All-Star center fielder was placed on the 10-day injured list with a right calf strain and that he is expected to miss six to eight weeks.
That would mean Trout, in a best-case scenario, would return as early as the end of June but could be out until the All-Star break.
Trout left Monday’s game against the Indians in the first inning after he was seen limping while running to third on an inning-ending pop up. He underwent an MRI on Tuesday which revealed the strain.
The three-time MVP had been putting together another MVP-caliber season, with eight home runs 18 RBI and a slash line of .333/.446/.624 with an MLB-leading 1.090 OPS.
Even with the 29-year-old All-Star in a lineup with a healthy Shohei Ohtani, the Angels have struggled — going 18-22 and sitting in fourth place in the AL West.