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Mike Trout injury update: Angels star improving, considered day-to-day

Sporting News — (Arthur Weinstein)

Angels star Mike Trout, who hasn't played since leaving a game Tuesday with a strained groin, is showing signs of improvement.

The team reported Sunday that an ultrasound earlier in the day showed improvement, and Trout also reports continued improvement. Although Trout did not travel with the team to Chicago for its series with the Cubs this weekend, he will travel with the club to Texas for the start of a three-game series Monday.

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Trout is considered day-to-day, with the Angels noting he "will continue to be evaluated to determine his readiness to play." Reading between the lines, it doesn't make sense for Trout to travel to Texas for the three-game series if he's not expected to play. The team returns home Thursday for an eight-game homestand.

The slugger is off to a great start, with five home runs and a 1.529 OPS in 49 plate appearances.