Trout (thumb) advances to hitting off tee
Trout is still working his way back from thumb surgery. He's hoping to return for the All-Star Game on July 11, but the Angels might not be comfortable with that. The Halos have fared surprisingly well in his absence with Cameron Maybin playing like a legitimate All-Star in center field.
Mike Trout (thumb) nearing tee work
Trout has already taken some dry swings as he eases back into baseball activities following May 31 surgery for a torn UCL in his left thumb. The reigning American League MVP has stated that he wants to return before the All-Star break, but that might be pushing it. And the Angels aren't going to let him rush this process.
Trout (thumb) to resume swinging next week
That road trip will begin on Tuesday. Trout is expected to resume swinging next week and could begin hitting off a tee. The reigning AL MVP is still holding out hope of playing in next month's All-Star Game. Trout was hitting .337 with 16 homers and 10 steals before he opted for surgery to repair a torn UCL in his left thumb.
Trout (thumb) aiming to return before ASG
Trout was given a timetable of 6-8 weeks when he underwent surgery last month for a torn UCL in his left thumb, and July 11 falls one day short of the six-week mark from that May 31 procedure. It seems doable, but there are still many steps in his rehab and the Angels certainly aren't going to allow him to rush the process. At last check Trout was No. 2 in the All-Star balloting among outfielders, behind Yankees phenom Aaron Judge.
Mike Trout (thumb) has successful surgery
Trout is expected to miss 6-8 weeks, with the optimistic end of that timetable putting his return close to the All-Star break and the more conservative end of it putting his return some time in early August. There is no real way to "replace" Trout in the lineup, but Cameron Maybin is expected to take the bulk of center field at-bats in his place, with Ben Revere likely to be used mainly in left field.
Trout (thumb) to have surgery; out 6-8 weeks
The non-surgical route could have potentially cut Trout's rehab time roughly in half, but evidently the tear was deemed severe enough that surgery was deemed the best option. It's simply a brutal blow for fantasy owners, as Trout just isn't a guy that can be replaced. As far as the Angels go, they will move Cameron Maybin over to center field and will likely use Ben Revere most of the time in left. They've also called up Eric Young Jr. to provide depth.
Trout (thumb) out Monday; MRI results TBD
They seemed to tip their hand with Eric Young spotted in the clubhouse, but nothing is official in regards to the extent of Trout's injury yet. Obviously, more news on Trout will be available soon.
Mike Trout (thumb) to undergo MRI on Monday
He was diagnosed with a left thumb sprain on Sunday, but the Angels want the additional exam to help determine the severity. No decision will be made on a potential trip to the disabled list until after they get the results of that exam.
Trout leaves game with apparent hand injury
Trout jammed his hand into the second base bag on a stolen base attempt in the fifth inning. He initially remained in the game after a visit from the trainer but was then removed an inning later. The Angels should have an update on their star outfielder soon. Meanwhile, Trout's fantasy owners will hold their breath.
Trout hits 16th homer in win over Marlins
Trout gave the Angels an early lead with his 16th homer of the season in the first inning. He leads the league with those 16 homers, and he's also at the top of the leaderboard in batting average (.342) and runs scored (36), among others. His 36 RBI are an embarrassing fourth in the league, unfortunately.