Angels place Trout (ribcage) on 10-day injured list

by Daryn Albert - Scratched from the Angels' lineup moments before Saturday's 7-1 loss to the Dodgers, and a day after deciding to skip Tuesday's All-Star Game, Los Angeles outfielder Mike Trout was placed on the 10-day injured list Monday with left ribcage inflammation.

Los Angeles Angels outfielder Mike Trout placed on 10-day IL with left ribcage inflammation 4:46 PM ET ESPN News Services ANAHEIM, Calif. -- Los Angeles Angels outfielder Mike Trout was placed on the 10-day injured list Monday with left ribcage inflammation, the team announced. Scratched from the Angels' lineup moments before the start of Saturday night's 7-1 loss to the Los Angeles Dodgers , their final game before the All-Star break, Trout has missed the last four games with back spasms, and on Sunday, he elected not to participate in Tuesday's All-Star Game in Los Angeles. Trout was in the Angels' posted pregame lineup as the center fielder but was removed about three minutes before the first pitch. Trout said afterward that his back felt wrong while swinging in the cage before the game. Editor's Picks From the All-Star Game to Cooperstown? Hall of Fame tiers for every 2022 MLB All-Star 1d Bradford Doolittle Ohtani joins distinguished list in Angels' victory 4d Alden Gonzalez 2 Related Originally scheduled to start in the outfield Tuesday for the American League, Trout is batting .270 with 24 homers and 51 RBIs in 79 games this season, although he has just one multi-hit game and six total RBIs in the past three weeks. His transaction was part of several roster moves from the Angels, who claimed infielder Phil Gosselin off waivers from the Atlanta Braves and outrighted outfielder Monte Harrison to Triple-A Salt Lake after he cleared waivers. Later in the day, the Angels announced on social media that Trout was named captain for Team USA in next year's World Baseball Classic. The Angels, who return to action on Friday against the Braves, entered the break at 39-53, 20-5 games behind the Houston Astros in the American League West. The Associated Press contributed to this report.