Angles' Trout out indefinitely with thumb injury

Angles' Trout out indefinitely with thumb injury

Trout, the AL's MVP in 2016 and '14, jammed his thumb into the base and yelled in pain as he rose from the ground.

Trout made his major league debut by playing 40 games for the Angels in 2011.

Trout, who left Sunday's game after getting on base for the 45th time in 47 games, is batting.337/.461/.742 with 16 homers this season for the 26-27 Angels. He injured his thumb on a headfirst slide to second base vs. Miami on Sunday.

The broader picture here is baseball losing it's best player for maybe two months, which would include Trout missing the All-Star Game. Surgery is an option and the Angels say (via Mike DiGiovanna) that if that happens, Trout would miss five-to-eight weeks. The 25-year-old will go to the disabled list for the first time in his career. This would really bury the hatchet in any Angels playoff chances.

As for baseball it is pretty disappointing to lose a superstar for a long period of time and for Trout this might cost him a chance for his third MVP award. Surgery is on the table at this point, but a decision has yet to be made. As Angels fans, we can only hope for the best.