Mike Trout is “feeling weak and feverish with no appetite” and has lost 10 pounds

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Last month manager Mike Scioscia indicated that Mike Trout is likely bound for Triple-A, but the 20-year-old outfielder hasn’t even been able to fight for an Opening Day job because of a flu virus.

Bill Plunkett of the Orange County Register reports that Trout has lost 10 pounds from “feeling weak and feverish with no appetite.”

Scioscia told Plunkett that it will be “a number of days yet” until Trout potentially sees game action, which may all but rule out the already slim possibility of him beginning the season in the majors.

Yankees activate Aroldis Chapman

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Yesterday the New York Yankees got Aaron Judge back. Today they activated closer Aroldis Chapman.

Chapman has been on the disabled list since August 22 with left knee tendinitis. Before going down the 30-year-old fireballer registered a 2.11 ERA and 31 saves with an 84/27 K/BB ratio in 47 innings of work.

In his absence David Robertson, Dellin Betances and Zach Britton have all been bumped an inning back to decidedly mixed results. Now Chapman is back in the mix.