Mike Trout was named AL Rookie of the Month for June, becoming the first player in Angels history to win the award two consecutive months. Brennan Boesch was the last player on any team to accomplish the feat when he did it in May and June of 2010. Trout batted .372 with three home runs and 16 RBIs, 14 stolen bases, 27 runs in June while posting a .419 on-base percentage and a .531 slugging percentage. Since May 1, nobody has a better batting average than Trout's .351 mark or scored more runs than Trout's 51. Indians: Hafner to return from DL
After missing the last six weeks with a right knee injury, designated hitter Travis Hafner is expected to return to the Indians' lineup Wednesday. Hafner underwent arthroscopic knee surgery in May and recently completed a Minor League rehab assignment with Triple-A Columbus, going 1-for-10 in three games. He was a .295 hitter with 10 RBIs and 17 walks in April before batting .197 with 16 strikeouts in May. "It's just a matter of trying to get your timing," he said. "[The knee] is doing good. Overall, it's good. There's a little bit of soreness off and on maybe running, but that's pretty normal. Overall it's doing really well." Worth noting
Indians catcher Carlos Santana has thrown out 15-of-41 (36.6 percent) potential base-stealers. That's the highest percentage in the AL, and second-best in the Majors, trailing only Arizona's Miguel Montero (16-of-39, 41 percent).
Mark Trumbo's 14 home runs and 36 RBIs since May 27 are tied for the Major League lead. He is on pace to become the first player in Angels history to hit 40 home runs in a season since Troy Glaus hit 41 in 2001.