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Angels' Mike Trout slated to return Friday after missing 39 games

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Trout triples in final rehab game (0:22)

Mike Trout shows off his speed by recording a triple in his fourth rehabilitation game with Class A Inland Empire. Trout will rejoin the Angels on Friday after missing 39 games with an injured thumb. (0:22)

ANAHEIM, Calif. -- Mike Trout will return to the Los Angeles Angels' lineup Friday after missing 39 games with an injured thumb.

Angels spokesman Tim Mead confirmed the club's plan Sunday night after Trout's fourth rehabilitation game with Class A Inland Empire.

Trout has been out since May 28, when the two-time American League MVP injured his thumb sliding headfirst into second base. He had surgery and missed six weeks of big league action.

Trout had a triple and three walks Sunday in his final appearance with Inland Empire.

Despite the first major injury of his career, Trout was voted onto the AL All-Star team for the sixth time. He announced last week that he wouldn't play in Miami.

The Angels went 19-20 during Trout's absence, staying in second in the AL West but lagging 16½ games behind the Houston Astros.