Found August 22, 2013 on MLB Injury News:
PLAYERS: Mike Trout
TEAMS: Los Angeles Angels
While it's a good thing the Los Angeles Angels are not sending Mike Trout out to play with a lingering hamstring strain, it's concerning that the injury has not improved all that much.  Many times teams will let star player try to work throughout he injury with a few days off, but it seems hamstring injuries tend to need a trip to the DL.  Especially this season. According to William Boor of MLB.com, Trout will not play again until his condition improves.  However, there's been no significant progress in his condition.  Trout has been able to perform agility drills, but he has not yet run the bases.  If he continues to recover slowly, the Angels may be forced to consider a stint on the DL. "He's getting therapy," Angels manager Mike Scioscia said. "I don't know if he's made enough progress to come out here and run the bases, but we definitely have to get him out there and make sure he can move the way he needs to before he can play." Trout is the Angels' best player.  Bar none.  He and Miguel Cabrera are locked in another race for American League MVP.  Both have battled injuries in the second half of the season.  Cabrera, though, is now healthy while Trout sits.  The Angels probably could push him and force him back sooner, but there is no reason to do so.  They are out of contention and have been for a while.  Trout and the Angels can't afford a more serious injury developing because he rushed back. After what seemed like the makings of a sophomore slump to start the season, Trout has absolutely dominated the stat sheets once again.  He is hitting .333/.430/.574 with 21 home runs.  His OPS is HIGHER than it was last season.  He is also closing in on his WAR total from last year as well.  It's safe to say Trout is the most important player on the Angels' roster.  Keeping him healthy long-term is beyond imperative. Follow @mlbinjurynews Looking for fantasy baseball advice?
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