first_imgANAHEIM — Four days after undergoing a procedure to control the pain in his right foot, Mike Trout was again out of the Angels’ lineup, a potentially troubling development.On Monday, Trout underwent a procedure to have extremely cold fluid injected into his foot to manage the pain from a nerve condition. The Angels have said doctors have cleared him to play, starting Wednesday, as long as he can handle the pain.On Friday, he felt discomfort simply when trying to put his cleats on, leaving Manager Brad Ausmus to say that Trout will likely be day to day for the rest of the season, and probably DH instead of playing center field.“Rather than force him out there, we just scratched him,” Ausmus said. Ausmus said the Angels still haven’t discussed shutting Trout down for the rest of the season because they’ve been assured that he can’t do any more damage by playing.“It’s just what he can deal with the last couple weeks,” Ausmus said.Trout, who was not available for comment before or after Friday’s game, has played through the issue for most of the past month, but he has now been out of the starting lineup for six straight games.OHTANI SURGERYShohei Ohtani’s surgery to correct a bipartite patella on Friday was successful. It is a congenital condition in which the kneecap doesn’t form properly from birth, leaving the bone in two pieces.Manager Brad Ausmus said Ohtani could have played the rest of the season with the condition, but there was no reason to do so. Jose Suarez’s rocky start sinks Angels in loss to Astros Ausmus added that Ohtani mentioned discomfort in his knee in spring training, but then did not say anything else until recently, a result of increasing the intensity of his bullpen sessions.ALSOAs part of the Angels’ annual tribute to the Ducks, the team wore special Angels-Ducks hybrid uniforms during batting practice, and five Ducks players took some swings in the cage before the Angels hit. Hampus Lindholm, Rickard Rakell, Devin Shore, Nicholas Deslauriers and Derek Grant all took batting practice. Grant hit a ball over the fence.UP NEXTAngels (RHP Jaime Barría, 4-8, 6.14 ERA) vs. Rays (RHP Tyler Glasnow, 6-1, 2.15), Saturday, 6:07 p.m., Fox Sports West, 830 AM “Considering where we are from a record standpoint it makes sense to get it done now and build in a cushion for him to be ready for 2020,” Ausmus said.Related Articles Angels’ Shohei Ohtani spending downtime working in outfield center_img Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error Angels’ Mike Trout working on his defense, thanks to Twitter Angels offense breaks out to split doubleheader with Astros Angels’ poor pitching spoils an Albert Pujols milestone last_img