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Flu bug keeping Trout out of game action

Flu bug keeping Trout out of game action

Flu bug keeping Trout out of game action
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."

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