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ANAHEIM -- Angels hitting coach Don Baylor was back around the team Sunday, more than two months after breaking his leg on Opening Day.

Angels manager Mike Scioscia said Baylor has a doctor's appointment Tuesday that could decide if Baylor is able to travel on the team's upcoming road trip to Kansas City and Chicago.

"He's made a lot of improvement over the last couple of weeks, but that's not going to be our decision," Scioscia said.

Baylor is in his first season as the Angels' hitting coach after spending the previous three seasons as the hitting coach in Arizona. Paul Sorrento has served as the interim hitting coach in Baylor's absence.

"I think it's one thing to connect with players through text and talk to them, but it's another thing when you eye-to-eye them and get out here and give them a feel of exactly what you're talking about and what you're seeing," Sciosia said. "There's no doubt he's going to be able to impart a little more with his experience."

The Angels entered play Sunday third in the American League in scoring (4.72 runs per game) and sixth in batting average (.259).

Matthew DeFranks is an associate reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

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