Mike Trout returned to the lineup and went 2-for-5 with a double, a triple, one RBI and a run scored against the Astros on Thursday.
After being relegated to one pinch-hitting appearance over the last four games, Trout returned from his back injury to hit two more extra-base hits and kick in another RBI and run scored to the totals. It would appear that Trout is healthy again, though the possibility of another flare-up could happen at some point down the road. But overall, he seems fine and fantasy owners can trust that they'll receive solid production from him moving forward. While this may be a down year, by Trout standards, he's still going to remain one of the most productive fantasy players in the game, so don't go panicking and start selling low.ANALYST: Howard Bender