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Angels' Mark Trumbo out for rest of season because of foot injury

September 26, 2011 |  4:58 pm


If the Angels stage a miraculous comeback and somehow reach the playoffs, they will be without their leading run producer. First baseman Mark Trumbo has a broken bone on the top of his right foot, an injury that will sideline him for the final three-game series against the Texas Rangers and beyond.

Trumbo, a rookie who leads the team with 29 home runs and 87 runs batted in, underwent a CAT scan, an MRI test and X-rays on Monday. The tests revealed a stress fracture of the navicular bone in his right foot.

Trumbo, who has played for about a month and a half with the injury, will not need surgery, but he will probably be placed in a walking boot and will be unable to do any rigorous activity for six weeks. He has already scrapped his plans to play winter ball in Venezuela.

"Of course, I'm disappointed, but it's one of those things," said Trumbo, who arrived in Angel Stadium on Monday as his teammates were heading to the field for batting practice. "It got a little better with activity, but every game it flared up, and there would be a dull throb the rest of the game."

The injury was first revealed Saturday night, when Trumbo was pulled from the game against the Oakland Athletics in the seventh inning. Trumbo struck out in his only three at-bats  Sunday and was again pulled from the game against the A's in the seventh inning.

"It got to the point where I felt limited, and that could cost us if I couldn't get to a ball I needed to get to," Trumbo said.


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Photo: Angels rookie Mark Trumbo is congratulated in the dugout after hitting a home run against the A's in Oakland earlier this month. Credit: Thearon W. Henderson / Getty Images