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UPDATED: Angels recall Mike Trout from minors

August 19, 2011 | 12:40 pm

Trout-blog_250 The Angels have recalled outfielder Mike Trout from Double-A Arkansas, demoting relief pitcher Horacio Ramirez to clear a roster spot.

Trout is expected to start in right field tonight against the Baltimore Orioles, with Vernon Wells in left, Peter Bourjos in center and Torii Hunter as the designated hitter.

Trout was hitting .333 since being sent back down to the minors earlier this month. In a 14-game trial with the Angels earlier this summer Trout, 20, hit .163 in 43 at-bats.

The Angels, looking for offense, recalled switch-hitting catcher Hank Conger from Triple-A Salt Lake on Thursday.


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