Mike Trout expects to return to Angels’ lineup on Thursday

first_img Jose Suarez’s rocky start sinks Angels in loss to Astros ALSOThe Angels optioned Justin Bour and recalled Luke Bard. Ausmus said it “isn’t really a performance-related move. This is strictly a we-need-a-pitcher move.” Bour hit .227 with an .816 OPS and four homers in 15 games since returning from his last stint at Triple-A. Without Bour, Matt Thaiss got the start at first base on Wednesday. Thaiss had played first for most of his pro career before adding third base this season. …JC Ramirez gave up three runs in three innings in a game at Triple-A. Ramirez has allowed 32 earned runs in 36 innings over nine rehab games. Ramirez is working his way back from Tommy John surgery. …Ausmus said he texted with Jonathan Lucroy and Zack Cozart, both of whom underwent procedures on Wednesday, and both were in good spirits. Cozart had a shoulder debridement that will end his season. Lucroy had his fractured nose repaired. …Jarrett Parker, who was designated for assignment last week, cleared waivers and was outrighted to Triple-A Salt Lake.UP NEXTAngels (RHP Matt Harvey, 3-4, 6.88) vs. Astros (LHP Wade Miley, 7-4, 3.32), Thursday, 6:07 p.m., Fox Sports West, 830 AM Angels’ poor pitching spoils an Albert Pujols milestone Angels offense breaks out to split doubleheader with Astros Angels’ Mike Trout working on his defense, thanks to Twitter Angels’ Shohei Ohtani spending downtime working in outfield Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error ANAHEIM — Mike Trout is expecting to return to the Angels’ lineup on Thursday, which would be after missing most of four games with a mild right calf strain.“I feel good,” Trout said before Wednesday’s game. “I feel fine. Just being cautious. I think I’ll be available to hit tonight and I should be fine to play tomorrow.”Manager Brad Ausmus was not quite as definitive.“We’re going to get him evaluated again when the doctors get in here and hopefully he’ll be able to go tomorrow full bore,” Ausmus said. “But I can’t swear to that.” Related Articleslast_img

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