MRI on Mike Trout's injured back shows inflammation, no damage

The news on Mike Trout’s back calls for high-fives all around. (USATSI)
The news on Mike Trout’s back calls for high-fives all around. (USATSI)

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Angels center fielder Mike Trout missed two games over the weekend with back discomfort and then was forced to exit Tuesday night's contest with the same problem. The Angels on Wednesday sent Trout for an MRI, and on that front the news is good ... 

That's bound to be a relief for the Halos, assuming the discomfort eases up in the near future. 

This season, the 22-year-old Trout is once again putting up excellent numbers: .294/.380/.549 (163 OPS+) with 11 homers in 53 games. 

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Dayn Perry has been a baseball writer for CBS Sports since early 2012. Prior to that, he wrote for FOXSports.com and ESPN.com. A member of the BBWAA, He's the author of three books, the most recent being... Full Bio

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