Los Angeles Angels

Mike Trout's thumb — and bat — appear to be in working order

Mike Trout's thumb — and bat — appear to be in working order

Six weeks after tearing up his left thumb and undergoing surgery, two-time American League MVP Mike Trout was back in the Angels’ lineup.

What to expect?

Since returning to the lineup July 14, Trout has barely missed a beat. He’s hitting without apparent discomfort and hitting pretty close to how he was before the injury.

He batted .280 in his first eight games back, with three home runs — including a solo shot in Sunday’s 3-2 win over the Red Sox — with five RBIs and four runs.

And with no physical complaints.

“The thumb is perfectly fine,” Trout said. “It feels great. No aches and pains, just feels normal.”

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