No surprise here: Mike Trout won’t participate in the 2017 All-Star Game

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Outfielder Mike Trout won’t participate in the 2017 All-Star Game, the Angels announced on Monday. That doesn’t exactly come as a surprise as he has been out since the end of May with a torn UCL in his left thumb.

Trout was voted in as a starter in the American League All-Star lineup. Prior to hitting the disabled list, he was hitting an absurd .337/.461/.742 with 16 home runs, 36 RBI, 36 runs scored, and 10 stolen bases in 206 plate appearances.

The Angels noted that Trout will report to Single-A Inland Empire for a rehab assignment. If he avoids any setbacks, Trout could be activated for the beginning of the second half.

Mookie Betts will start in Trout’s place, per Jeff Fletcher of the Orange County Register.