Trout (thumb) has been hitting off a tee for the past two days, Jeff Fletcher of The Orange County Register reports. It's another positive step in his rehabilitation program and a further indication he could begin a rehab assignment within the coming weeks. Trout is recovering from a torn UCL in his left thumb -- which normally requires 6-8 weeks of healing -- and said he's aiming to return just prior to the All-Star break, though a timetable should become clear in the near future.
Trout (thumb) is set to resume swinging during the Angels' upcoming road trip next week, Pedro Moura of the Los Angeles Times reports. This is an encouraging development for Trout as he works his way back from thumb surgery. He'll travel with the team for their trip to the east coast, which will consist of series in New York and Boston. The expectation is that he'll begin taking swings early in the week, and how his thumb responds to the increased activity should provide a glimpse into how realistic an early-July return could be.
Trout (thumb) believes that he may be able to return prior to the All-Star Game on July 11, Pedro Moura of the Los Angeles Times reports. When Trout underwent surgery on May 31 to repair a torn UCL in his left thumb, he was given a 6-to-8 week recovery timeline. If the superstar center fielder is indeed able to return prior to the All-Star break, that would put him one day short of a six-week timeline. It's unclear if he'll truly be able to return at that point, but it'd be foolish to bet against Mike Trout.
Trout will wear a stabilizer on his surgically repaired thumb once he returns from the DL, Pedro Moura of the Los Angeles Times reports. Trout, who is scheduled to have his cast removed Sunday, will only need to wear the attachment when he is on the basepaths, a wise precaution considering the superstar outfielder suffered his initial sprain when he jammed it on a stolen-base attempt. The 25-year-old has made a name for himself as an aggressive baserunner and swiped 30 bags last season, so don't expect too much of a decline once he gets back to full strength.
Trout underwent successful surgery to repair his dorsal capsule as well as the ulnar collateral ligament of his left thumb, Jeff Fletcher of The Orange County Register reports. Trout is expected to be sidelined for 6-to-8 weeks while recovering from the injury. Cameron Maybin (side) is expected to see the bulk of playing time in center field while Trout is sidelined. If this timeline holds, Trout could return sometime between All-Star break and early August.