Mike Trout Reportedly Expected to Return from Wrist Injury vs. Astros

Adam Wells@adamwells1985Featured ColumnistAugust 24, 2018

Los Angeles Angels' Mike Trout warms up on the field before the team's baseball game against the Arizona Diamondbacks, Monday, June 18, 2018, in Anaheim, Calif. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)
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The Los Angeles Angels will reportedly get a boost from Mike Trout when they host the Houston Astros

Per Jeff Fletcher of the Orange County Register, Trout is expected to be activated from the disabled list and in the lineup on Friday. 

Trout last played on Aug. 1 against the Tampa Bay Rays. He was originally considered day-to-day with a wrist contusion he sustained in the first inning of that game during an awkward slide into third base. 

The Angels eventually put Trout on the 10-day disabled list with inflammation in his right wrist. He was also away from the team following the death of his brother-in-law Aaron Cox, who was a pitcher in Los Angeles' minor league system, on Aug. 15. 

Trout is having another MVP-caliber season with a .309/.459/.624 slash line and 30 home runs in 109 games. The seven-time All-Star leads Major League Baseball with 99 walks, a .459 on-base percentage and 1.083 OPS. 

The Angels enter Friday's game with a 63-65 record and are 13 games behind the Oakland Athletics for the second wild card spot in the American League. 

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