Maddon: Trout playing in All-Star Game is 'kind of a stretch'
Los Angeles Angels outfielder Mike Trout is one of the leading vote-getters for next month's All-Star Game, but his supporters might not get to see their favorite player appear in the Midsummer Classic.
Trout's status for the July 13 event in Colorado is still being determined, according to manager Joe Maddon, who provided an update about the injured superstar on Monday.
"He went in for an examination, everything's coming along really well, the healing process is definitely occurring," the Angels skipper said, according to MLB.com's Rhett Bollinger.
"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."
Trout suffered a right calf strain while running the bases on May 17. The 29-year-old was initially expected to miss six-to-eight weeks, which aligns with Maddon's latest update.
Before his injury, Trout was hitting .333/.466/.624 with eight home runs, 18 RBIs, and 27 walks in 36 games.