The Los Angeles Angels have been without superstar Mike Trout since May 17 due to a calf strain and confirmed Wednesday that a different familiar face will not return this year.
According to Dave Sessions From the league’s website, Angels third baseman Anthony Rendon requires end-of-season surgery to repair a right hip impingement. Rendon has not played in a month and entered the disabled list on July 6 with a left hamstring strain and later developed the hip problem during his recovery.
The 31-year-old missed time this season with a groin strain and a contusion to his left knee. He finishes the season with 240 batting with six home runs and 34 RBIs.
Los Angeles, meanwhile, started Wednesday night 53-54 and 12 games behind the Houston Astros, top-ranked in the American League West.
By The Associated Press (h / t ESPN) Angels manager Joe Maddon told reporters Tuesday that he is hopeful Trout will finally return this season despite the star’s timeline “continuing to recede.”
Maddon added of the three-time AL MVP: “We all thought he’d be playing right now in the worst case scenario, and it’s not happening. We’ll keep playing until the end.”