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Halos honor No. 42 with KC; Trout to start throwing

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KANSAS CITY -- More than two months have passed since the official Jackie Robinson Day on April 15, but the Angels and Royals were finally able to offer their No. 42 tributes on Monday afternoon at Kauffman Stadium.

After their scheduled April 15 game was postponed because of frigid weather, the clubs had to wait until Monday's makeup date to don their No. 42 uniforms.

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KANSAS CITY -- More than two months have passed since the official Jackie Robinson Day on April 15, but the Angels and Royals were finally able to offer their No. 42 tributes on Monday afternoon at Kauffman Stadium.

After their scheduled April 15 game was postponed because of frigid weather, the clubs had to wait until Monday's makeup date to don their No. 42 uniforms.

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"We're all obviously very proud to do it," Angels manager Mike Scioscia said. "I think it's cool. We missed it [on April 15] and the guys had been looking forward to it. They were like, 'Oh, man.' It's kind of nice because we're the only two teams doing it today. We're happy about that, for sure."

Trout cleared to begin throwing
Scioscia said Mike Trout has reached the point where he can begin a throwing evaluation process. As Trout tests his right arm, the Angels will have a better feel for when Trout might be able to play in center field again.

"After a week, he was going to throw and evaluate it," Scioscia said of Trout, who has been limited to playing designated hitter since last Tuesday. "We're kind of there now. We'll see. He's not going to play center field [Tuesday]. It's how he progresses when he starts to throw."

Robert Falkoff is a contributor to MLB.com based in Kansas City.

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