By Anthony Donatelli

Los Angeles Angels Outfielder Mike Trout is one step closer to returning to the diamond.

General Manager Billy Eppler stated Trout will begin his rehab assignment on either “Wednesday or Thursday” with the Angels High-A affiliate, the Inland Empire 66ers in San Bernardino.

Trout is recovering from a left thumb injury that he suffered May 28 against the Marlins as he slid into second base.

The two-time league MVP was named to the American League All-Star team on Sunday, but will not play in the game due to the injury.


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