Mike Trout's season is over.
The Los Angeles Angels said the eight-time All-Star will have surgery on his right foot this week because of Morton's neuroma, a thickening of tissue around a nerve leading to toes that causes pain.
"It wasn't getting any better," Angels manager Brad Ausmus said Sunday. "We've kind of exhausted all non-surgical possibilities. Some point later in the week he'll be scheduled for surgery to have the neuroma removed."
Trout finished with a career-high 45 home runs, 104 RBIs and a .291 batting average, putting him in contention to win his third AL MVP award along with four second-place finishes. The 28-year-old outfielder had 110 walks, a .438 on-base percentage and 1.083 OPS in his first season after agreeing to a $426.5 million, 12-year contract, baseball's largest deal by total and average salary.
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Trout last played on Sept. 7. He said Saturday he hoped to play in Sunday's series finale against Tampa Bay as a designated hitter. He felt pain when running the bases Sunday morning.
"He realized it was not a pain he could deal with to perform at a high level," Ausmus said. "He understands forcing himself to play on the field wouldn't be productive."
Los Angeles already has been eliminated from postseason contention.
Trout has a .305 average in nine major league seasons with 285 homers, 752 RBIs and 200 stolen bases.