ANAHEIM -- Mike Trout was not in the Angels' lineup for Wednesday's finale against the A's, and with just four games remaining after that in Texas, his chances of collecting 200 hits are dwindling.
Trout entered Wednesday with 187 hits on the season, but he is hitting .173 (9-for-52) over the past 15 games.
"In the batter's box, he's pressing, I think, a little bit," Angels manager Mike Scioscia said. "It's obviously a long season and he's tired."
Trout has played in 153 games this season, and after he went 0-for-3 with a walk as the designated hitter on Tuesday, Scioscia decided to give him Wednesday off.
"He's played a lot -- this day off is long overdue for him," Scioscia said. "He's just out of sync and he's been grinding it, he just needs a day."
Alden Gonzalez is a reporter for MLB.com. Read his blog, Gonzo and "The Show", and follow him on Twitter @Alden_Gonzalez. William Boor is an associate reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.Less