The Los Angeles Angels suffered a scare earlier this week as Mike Trout left Tuesday’s matchup against the Houston Astros with upper back spasms.
The 10-time All-Star underwent both an MRI and CT scan on his back, and the results were encouraging as a potential strain was ruled out.
Trout is considered day-to-day. In the event he would need to be placed on the 10-day injured list, the Angels recalled Jo Adell from Triple-A Salt Lake and designated Monte Harrison for assignment as the corresponding move.
Adell had been tearing the cover off of the ball for the Bees, batting .321/.406/.750 with six home runs and 14 RBI in his last 16 games. The former top prospect hopes to carry that production over to the Majors, via Rhett Bollinger of MLB.com:
“It feels good,” Adell said. “I’ve had a process the last couple weeks that I’ve been really confident about. Hopefully, it’ll come out and help this team win. I’ve continued to find things that work for me. I’ve been feeling really good at the plate. Just hunting my zone and knowing where my zone is. There was a couple weeks where I scuffled a bit, but even that had to do with some luck. So I felt good about those at-bats too.
Adell started in right field on Wednesday against the Astros, going 2-for-5 with an RBI. In 26 games at the Major League level this season, he is hitting .258/.283/.416 with five doubles, three home runs and 11 RBI across 92 plate appearances.
Adell has found more success with the Angels’ top Minor League affiliate, batting .239/.333/.587 with 15 doubles, 13 home runs and 33 RBI in 40 games.
Angels trade Wade to Yankees
With the MLB trade deadline less than a month away, the Angels made a move on Thursday, dealing Tyler Wade back to the New York Yankees for a player to be named later or cash considerations.
Wade had been designated for assignment after batting .218 with a .544 on-base plus slugging in 67 games with the Angels this season.