Trout, Iannetta see action in Minors game

Trout, Iannetta see action in Minors game

Trout, Iannetta see action in Minors game
TEMPE, Ariz. -- Outfielder Mike Trout (viral infection, shoulder tendinitis) and catcher Chris Iannetta (sore elbow) got some much-needed playing time in a Triple-A game against the Rockies at Tempe Diablo Stadium on Wednesday.

Trout, the No. 3 prospect in baseball, went 1-for-4 and showed his legs are in shape by legging out a triple, scoring after drawing a walk and almost legging out an infield single. The 20-year-old still hasn't been able to throw, though, with manager Mike Scioscia saying Trout is still three to four days away from that, and he could be up to two weeks removed from appearing in a game as an outfielder.

Trout, who appeared in his first Cactus League game as a designated hitter on Wednesday, said he feels "perfectly fine to throw, but they want to make sure it's like 120 percent."

His chances of cracking the Opening Day roster were slim entering camp, and now it's pretty much impossible.

But at least Trout is now able to run around a little bit.

"It's just a step forward," Trout said. "I wasn't on the field for most of spring. Now I'm out there, getting at-bats. It's a plus."

Iannetta, who came out of Friday's game after a foul ball nicked his right elbow, did some throwing on Tuesday and threw out an attempted base stealer on Wednesday while appearing in his first game behind the plate since the incident.