Los Angeles Angels star Mike Trout has been diagnosed with a sprained left thumb after leaving Sunday's game against the Miami Marlins. The Angels announced that X-rays taken on Trout's hand were negative for any fracture. He suffered the injury while stealing second base in the fifth inning and yelled in pain as he rose after sliding headfirst. The reigning American League MVP was examined by a trainer, stayed in the game and took the field in the bottom of the fifth, but he was replaced in the sixth. Trout was 0-for-2 when he left the game. He finished 2-for-9 in the series to drop his batting average to .337. The center fielder hit his 16th home run of the season Saturday and is tied with?
NEW YORK (AP) — The Oakland Athletics plan to put pitcher Kendall Graveman on the 10-day disabled list Monday and recall right-hander Daniel Mengden from Triple-A Nashville to make his first major league start of the season in Cleveland. Graveman was scratched from his scheduled start Friday night at Yankee Stadium, the second time his pitching shoulder has flared up this year. Even though an MRI was clean, A's manager Bob Melvin said Sunday this DL stint will probably last longer than the previous one — Graveman was sidelined from April 15-26 with a strained right shoulder. "He's taking some meds now, and it's still sore," Melvin said. "We've been through this once before, so we're going to
The Houston Astros beat the Baltimore Orioles 2-0 in the first game of three-game series on Friday night at Minute Maid Park in Houston. With a win in one of the next two home games, they will have captured 13 of their first 16 series. Nearly a third of the way through the season, Houston boasts a nine-game lead in the American League West ahead of the Texas Rangers and the Los Angeles Angels. And it may finally have what it takes to win a World Series. The foundation of this team was built around underperforming to get great draft picks, using superior analytical data to identify the best players in the United States and abroad and then executing a strategy to bring them into the fold. You know