"Jett is a young player we're excited about," manager Mike Scioscia said. "He's done a great job at the plate for us. It's good to get him back in there. Health-wise, he's over the little back issue he had last week."
Selected by the Angels in the 31st round of the 2011 Draft, Bandy has emerged into a consistent starter for the Angels this season. In 65 games, Bandy was batting .238 with 46 hits, seven doubles, eight home runs and 25 RBIs.
Now that he's back in the lineup, the next step for Bandy will be breaking out of a minor hitting slump. Bandy was 0-for-16 in the seven games leading up to the injury.
"From where he was last year when he came up to now," Scioscia said, "you've seen as much growth as you can possibly hope for in a young player, and we're excited for him to hopefully continue to improve.
Jordan Ray is a reporter for MLB.com based in Houston. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.