Los Angeles Angels star center fielder Mike Trout was out of the lineup again Thursday against the houston Astros, but our team of Pro Baseball Docs expect him to return soon.
Trout left Tuesday's game with upper back spasms, which are significantly better than lower back spasms, according to the Pro Baseball Docs. Upper back spasms are easier to treat, while lower back spasms are more difficult because they often involve the core muscles as well.
The 30-year-old reportedly underwent both an MRI exam and a CT scan on his back, but those came back clean with no sign of a strain.
Trout told reporters he had been dealing with some back discomfort for the last week, but has been getting daily treatment since alerting medical staff to the issue when the team was playing Miami.
There is little to no chance Trout ends up on the IL with the ailment, according to the Pro Baseball Docs. He will be available for the series against the Los Angeles Dodgers starting on Friday and it likely will not affect his availability in the All-Star Game.
Trout is hitting .270 with 24 home runs, 51 RBIs and 55 runs in 79 games this season.