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X-rays negative on Mike Trout’s pinkie finger, should be back Tuesday

Jul 2, 2012, 8:15 PM EDT

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UPDATE: Bill Plunkett of the Orange County Register reports that X-rays on Trout’s right pinkie finger came back negative. He should be back in there tomorrow.

5:51 PM: Sure, now that he’s a big star and all, Mike Trout can afford to let a sore pinkie knock him out of the lineup.

Trout, who was named to the AL All-Star squad as a reserve Sunday, is on the bench tonight because of a sore right pinkie he injured sliding into second base yesterday.

The injury didn’t stop him from hitting homer later in the game against the Jays, but the Angels scratched him tonight and went with Peter Bourjos in his place.

Trout and Houston’s Jose Altuve became the eighth and ninth players to go from the Futures Game one year right to the All-Star Game the next. The 20-year-old Trout is hitting .339/.395/.542 with nine homers and 22 steals in 236 at-bats this season.

  1. btwicey - Jul 2, 2012 at 6:10 PM

    Well deserved. The first of 15 straight

  2. willsolo - Jul 2, 2012 at 6:52 PM

    Who doesn’t want an off day on a Monday. I was dreading coming to work last night…

  3. savior72 - Jul 2, 2012 at 8:21 PM

    Will Puljos ever make another allstar team?

  4. phillyphan83 - Jul 2, 2012 at 8:29 PM

    Way to go Mike! Represent South Jersey baby!!!

  5. dallasstars9 - Jul 2, 2012 at 9:59 PM

    @savior72 – That’s a clown question bro!

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