LA Angels GM Comments on Status of Mike Trout

Los Angeles Angels general manager Perry Minasian is just like the rest of us who want to see outfielder Mike Trout on the baseball field. It sounds like that could be sooner than later as the executive confirmed recently the team has no interest in shutting Trout down for the season.

The three-time AL MVP has played in almost two months after landing on the injured list with a right calf strain. While the expectation wasn't for Trout to be out this long, the team is taking it as it comes and doesn't want to rush him back. He's currently missed 75 games, which is the most of any season in his 11-year career.

My policy with any player is we go day to day and communicate. From our end, we will not rush him. We want him to feel good about how his calf feels and to play at his level when he does come back.

The Angels sit one game under .500 after a 10-2 loss to the Toronto Blue Jays on Wednesday. They have maintained a 39-36 record without Trout in the lineup and there's no doubt they can't wait to get him back in the lineup.

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