Mike Trout took batting practice Tuesday for the first time in three days and pronounced his tight left hamstring “definitely better.” But for the fourth consecutive game, the Angels center fielder did not start.
“It’s improvement every day,” Trout said. “I obviously want to play. I’m just anxious to get out there.”
An MRI examination Sunday ruled out damage to the muscle, and a disabled-list stint does not appear likely. Still, Trout said, team officials did not want him to run at “50%” effort, so he planned to test the hamstring with running exercises Wednesday.
Asked if there was a chance he’d start in Wednesday’s matinee in Oakland considering...