(UPDATED): Angels GM: Trout suited up with Inland Empire 66ers Wednesday
EDITOR'S NOTE: This post has been updated to reflect date change
Good news, Angels fans, and MLB fans for that matter, Angels GM Billy Eppler announced on July 5 that Mike Trout will be joining the Angels High-A affiliate, the Inland Empire 66ers, for a rehab assignment on Wednesday. Trout was originally scheduled to make his first appearance on Tuesday.
Trout injured his left thumb on May 28th against the Marlins as he slid into second base. Now just over four weeks since surgery, Trout will be playing ball again soon.
Top three in All-Star voting, Trout has been selected to his sixth All-Star Game, and will start his fifth straight. Trout's prediction that he could be back before the All-Star Game is not technically false, and the Angels, who have been exactly .500 since his injury, will be happy to have him back.
It was, however, announced that Trout would not play in the All-Star Game.