Trout placed on injured list; will captain Team USA in WBC,

Trout said Monday he will play in the WBC for the first time and he will serve as captain of Team USA.

It means a lot. I missed an opportunity the first time and I knew this was one I couldn’t miss,

Trout said. “I’ll be able to ramp it up a little bit quicker. I’m looking forward to playing for our country.

Trout was also placed on the Angels’ 10-day injured list with left ribcage inflammation.

He missed the Angels’ final four games before the break due to upper back spasms.

With the move being retroactive to July 12, he will be eligible to come off the IL on

Saturday during the Angels’ series in Atlanta.