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Angels Announce Injury Update For Mike Trout

Mike Trout catching a fly ball.

ANAHEIM, CA - SEPTEMBER 25: Mike Trout #27 of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim catches a fly ball hit by Elvis Andrus #1 of the Texas Rangers during the third inning of a game at Angel Stadium on September 25, 2018 in Anaheim, California. (Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images)

A rough month of May just got tougher for the Los Angeles Angels, who will be without star outfielder Mike Trout for a good chunk of time.

Trout left last night's game against the Cleveland Indians after straining his right calf in the first inning. This afternoon, the Angels placed the eight-time All-Star on the IL.

According to Mike DiGiovanna of the Los Angeles Times, Trout is expected to be out six-to-eight weeks. That would mean he'll miss at least 22 games due to injury for the fourth-straight season.

That's awful news for an Angels team that is 6-10 this month and 18-22 overall.

Trout is slashing .333/.466/.624 with eight home runs, 18 RBI and 23 runs scored in 37 games this season. He'll have to wait a while to add to those totals.

The Angels will try to weather the storm without him, but it won't be easy. After all, even with Trout and two-way superstar Shohei Ohtani, the Angels find themselves in fourth place in the AL West and six games out of first heading into tonight's game.