May 18 (UPI) -- Los Angeles Angels star outfielder Mike Trout is expected to miss six to eight weeks after being placed on the 10-day injured list with a right calf strain, the team announced Tuesday.
Trout appeared to suffer the calf injury during Monday night's game against the Cleveland Indians while running to third base on an inning-ending popup in the first. He was in obvious discomfort as he made his way toward the dugout and was removed from the contest.
Angels manager Joe Maddon said after his team's 7-4 win over the Indians that Trout would undergo further testing to determine the severity of the calf injury.
"I saw nothing. I looked up and he was limping to the third base bag," Maddon said Monday night. "It was kind of innocuous, and I had no idea why. It was hurting him pretty good."
The 29-year-old Trout has a .333 batting average with eight home runs and 18 RBIs through his first 36 games this season, leading MLB in OPS and FanGraphs wins above replacement.
Entering Tuesday, the Angels have an 18-22 record this season. Los Angeles is tied for the second-worst run differential in baseball at minus-44.