Don't Expect Angels' Mike Trout at the All-Star Game

Timing is everything in life and by the sounds of it, Mike Trout of the Los Angeles Angels is going to face the butt-end of some bad timing. Trout's manager Joe Maddon confirmed on Tuesday, his superstar isn't likely going to play at the upcoming mid-season classic.

Trout, who will be near the top of overall votes for any all-star, has been nursing a calf strain that's kept him out of the lineup since May 17. Maddon met with the media on Tuesday and had this to say about Trout's status:
He went in for an examination, everything's coming along really well, the healing process is definitely occurring. The timetable is probably at least another month. That's what it sounds like. If it's quicker than that, that would be great. I wouldn't anticipate that, but everything's absolutely pointing in the right direction. And I think soon he'll be able to jog a little bit. But the baseball activities are still a little far away. The (All-Star Game) would be up in the air. I think it’d be kind of a stretch from what I’m hearing right now.

On the season, Trout has produced yet another fine season, slashing .333/.466/.624, with eight HR and 18 RBI. Let's hope rehab goes well and everyone gets to see one of baseball's brightest stars on July 13th in Colorado.

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