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Updates on Mike Trout, Anthony Rendon and others

Angels could be getting back four players this week

Los Angeles Angels v Houston Astros Photo by Carmen Mandato/Getty Images

The Angels are dealing with numerous injuries now, but it looks as if they can be getting a lot of guys back very soon.

Mike Trout, arguably the most important player currently banged up, isn’t in the starting lineup on Sunday in Houston. However, it looks as if he will be back in the lineup on Monday when the Angels face the Rangers.

“It’s getting better each and every day,” Trout told reporters on Sunday. “I took a couple swings. It’s still not 100 percent, but I look forward to being in the lineup tomorrow.”

This is certainly good news, as it looks like the Angels avoided a potentially worse injury for Trout. He was hit by a pitch on his elbow on Thursday night and exited later in the game. It looks like he’ll only miss three games because of it.

Trout isn’t the only player who the Angels could be getting back. According to manager Joe Maddon, Anthony Rendon might be returning from the Injured List on Monday. If he doesn’t, it likely will come on Tuesday. Rendon has missed the last few weeks with a left groin strain.

Maddon also provided updates on catcher Max Stassi and outfielder Juan Lagares. Stassi was placed on the IL two weeks ago due to a left thumb sprain. Maddon said he’s doing well and he could be activated any day, insinuating it also can be during the Rangers series. In regards to Lagares, he’s expected to return soon as well. He’s missed the last few weeks with left half tightness.