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Mike Trout will miss All-Star Game due to injured thumb

Mike Trout of the Los Angeles Angels of

Mike Trout of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim strikes out in the fourth inning against the New York Mets at Citi Field on Friday, May 19, 2017. Photo Credit: Jim McIsaac

ANAHEIM, Calif. — AL MVP Mike Trout will miss the All-Star Game while rehabilitating his left thumb.

The Los Angeles Angels star outfielder tore the ulnar collateral ligament in the thumb on May 28 during a headfirst slide and had surgery three days later to repair the ligament and dorsal capsule. The team said Monday he will work out Tuesday at Class A Inland Empire.

Angels general manager Bill Eppler said in a statement Monday “based on the timeline established for Mike to return from his thumb injury, he will be rehabilitating into the All-Star break and will therefore not be able participate in the All-Star festivities.”

Trout is batting .337 with 16 homers, 36 RBIs and 10 steals. He was the AL MVP in 2014 and 2016, and was the All-Star Game MVP in 2014 and 2015. He was elected by fans to the starting outfield, his fifth election and sixth All-Star team.

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