ESPN.com news services Los Angeles Angels center fielder and reigning American League MVP Mike Trout is headed to the disabled list for the first time in his career and faces possible surgery with a torn ligament in his left thumb. Angels general manager Billy Eppler told reporters Monday that Trout's absence could reach eight weeks after results of an MRI exam revealed the extent of the injury. Team doctor Steve Yoon was scheduled to arrive in Anaheim later Monday night to meet with Trout and discuss his options. "At this point and time, surgery is an option. But Steve is on the way down here tonight to talk to Mike," Eppler said. "We'll sit down and from there, come up with the plan." The Angels
Baltimore Orioles:The O’s are knee deep in the worst stretch of their season, suffering through a week-long losing streak at the hands of the Twins and Astros. As a result, they have fallen into third place in the ever-relentless AL East and are closer to fourth place Tampa Bay than to the Yankee club they have been intertwined with throughout the year. The week ahead offers a tremendous chance for the Orioles to either sink or swim, as they will head home for back-to-back series with both teams ahead of them in the standings. Boston Red Sox: The BoSox enter the new week on an encouraging note, having put together a six-game win streak (their longest run on the year) and finally gaining ground in the AL East standings.
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