It's been a rough season for the Los Angeles Angels and new manager Ron Washington.

Currently just 25-41 after losing 11 of their last 15 games, the Angels reportedly had a closed-doors team meeting, per Bob Nightengale of USA Today:

“The Angels have emotional team meeting today where players along with manager Ron Washington spoke”

With star Mike Trout injured, young players struggling, and the pitching staff a mess, it's not clear what the team addressed in the meeting.

Unfortunately, the window of time to trade Trout and get a solid stimulus package of future stars has likely passed. But the Angels still have plenty they can trade to try and jumpstart their future, something they haven't even attempted to do in the Arte Moreno/Perry Minasian regime.

Washington previously managed the Texas Rangers from 2007 through 2014 and helped them reach the World Series in 2010 and 2011. Washington had been the third base coach on the Atlanta Braves' staff since 2017, where he was a beloved member of the team by players and fans alike.

He then took over the Angels after Phil Nevin was let go.

Angels without injured Mike Trout yet again

Los Angeles Angels center fielder Mike Trout watches from the dugout during the game against the San Diego Padres at Angel Stadium.
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The Angels received some tough injury news regarding their best player, Mike Trout, last month. Trout has a torn meniscus and he opted for surgery to fix the tear. Trout had surgery recently after an MRI revealed the tear and he began to feel increased soreness in his knee. He now has to miss some time to recover, but he will be able to return to the Angels at 100%.

There was the option for Mike Trout to delay the surgery and continue to play, but he wouldn't have been at 100% and he would've been in a designated hitter role. He didn't want that. Trout wants to be able to give it his all.

“It was an option they put out there,” Trout said in regard to postponing his surgery. “It would have been just maintaining the pain level of it. The day I got the MRI and it showed [a tear], I was in a lot of pain, so it would have been a tough road for the rest of the year to bear that. I felt the best option for me was to get it right and be fully healthy to come back soon.”

Trout isn't exactly sure when the tear occurred. He felt soreness in his knee that was getting worse, and that's when he decided to have it looked at it. It doesn't sound like it necessarily happened all at once.

“It wasn't one particular play that did it,” Trout said. “I felt a little ache and woke up the next day and couldn't walk.”

This is the fourth straight season that Trout has been out with a serious injury. He is still one of the best players in the game of baseball, but the injuries have not been kind to him. He was feeling good to start the year, so this is especially disappointing.

The Angels are back in action at the Arizona Diamondbacks on Wednesday night.