According to a report from Los Angeles Times' Mike DiGiovanna, Los Angeles Angels infielder Mark Trumbo was cleared to resume running and all baseball activities after a CT scan of his injured foot came back A-OK.
"That's the news I was hoping for," Trumbo said before Wednesday's spring-training workout in Tempe Diablo Stadium. "It's a relief. I've never had an extended injury, so anything you spend five months trying rehabilitate from, that's a new experience for me."
Trumbo played the final month of the 2011 with a stress fracture in his foot., but Dr. Phil Kwong, the team's foot-and-ankle specialist, cleared him to return in L.A. recently.
Trumbo's can start his transition over to third base now that Albert Pujols has taken over at first. Trumbo has been taking ground balls for about a month, but he will now begin fielding more side-to-side grounders and slow rollers and bunts to get back into game shape.
He's also been taking BP for a month or so already, but will increase his running slowly over the next few weeks as to avoid any setbacks.
"It's all up to me," Trumbo said. "If I don't feel any pain, I can keep going, but it's not smart to go right back into it and go full bore right away."
Trumbo hit .254 with a team-leading 29 home runs and 87 RBI last year, coming in second in voting for the AL rookie of the year award.
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