TEMPE, Ariz. -- Angels prospect Mike Trout has yet to play in Cactus League games and isn't expected to in the near future.
Trout caught a flu bug that has been floating around the Angels' clubhouse, and manager Mike Scioscia said Wednesday that it "might be a week or so" before he feels comfortable putting him in game action.
The 20-year-old outfielder is ranked by MLB.com as the third-best prospect in baseball and is trying to force his way onto the roster this spring, though that's a long shot considering the Angels' set outfield and loaded lineup.
"It's just a bump in the road," said Trout, who has been able to practice in the meantime. "I just have to recover from it, and I just don't want to put myself out there and risk injury. I just want to get back stronger and get back my strength."