Angels Notes: Mike Trout, Huston Street among players supporting Harvey relief effort
ANAHEIM — Mike Trout and Huston Street, like everyone else, have been watching the nightmarish scenes on television from Houston, and they wanted to do something about it.
Trout announced via Twitter on Tuesday that he was donating $27,000 – an amount to correspond to his jersey No. 27 – to aid the relief effort. Street, a Texas native, said via his Twitter account that he was donating $30,000. Both players also asked for others to join in supporting the effort.
Donations can be made at a variety of agencies, most notably the Red Cross (redcross.org).
“Obviously, we play the Astros and go to that city a few times a year,” Trout said Tuesday. “To see the city, how beautiful it is, and to see the pictures and how devastating it is, the floods have overtaken everything. … It’s the least I can do. Obviously, I can’t go down and help, but I thought every little thing can help.”
As for the more mundane matter of Trout’s stiff neck, he was not in the Angels’ lineup for a second straight day on Tuesday. He initially was hurt trying to make a catch against the fence on Sunday.
“It feels alright,” Trout said. “I’m looking to play tomorrow. Should be good. Just taking it one more day, precautionary. I definitely feel better than yesterday.”
The Angels called up Eric Young Jr., adding outfield depth while they wait for Trout to be back in the lineup. Young hit .260 with a .336 on-base percentage with the Angels earlier this season, while Trout was on the disabled list.
NORRIS TO DL
Bud Norris was placed on the disabled list with a sore right knee, a recurrence of the injury that landed him on the disabled list earlier this summer. Young took Norris’ roster spot.
“He’s just battled it here and there,” Manager […]