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Mike Trout to miss MLB all-star game with injury

/ 04:54 PM July 04, 2017

ANAHEIM, CA – JUNE 01: Mike Trout #27 of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim looks on from the dugout with a cast on his left hand during the fourth inning of the MLB game against the Minnesota Twins at Angel Stadium of Anaheim on June 1, 2017 in Anaheim, California. Victor Decolongon/Getty Images/AFP

Reigning American League MVP Mike Trout will miss the 2017 Major League Baseball all-star game with a thumb injury, the Los Angeles Angels announced Monday.

Trout has missed 33 games after having surgery to repair a torn ligament in the thumb.

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“I couldn’t be more honored to be voted to play in the all-star game this season,” Trout said in a news release. 

“There are so many players in our game that deserve to be on the all-star team so to be elected again is truly humbling. 

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“We play this game day in and day out for the fans so I am incredibly grateful that they see me as deserving of such honor.”

Trout, who was hitting .337 with 16 home runs and 36 RBIs before the injury, was elected as a starter for the American League for the fifth straight year.

The all-star game will take place July 11 in Miami.

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