For the second straight day, outfielder Mike Trout of the Los Angeles Angels, is out of the lineup because of a strained hamstring. Alden Gonzalez, an Angels beat writer for MLB.com, first reported the news.
This is just the third start Trout will miss this season.
Through 122 games, Trout is batting .333/.430/.574. Trout also has 21 home runs and 28 stolen bases, a fantastic follow up to his ridiculous rookie season.
The injury forced Trout to leave Sunday’s 7-5 loss to the Houston Astros in the sixth inning, but Trout tells Gonzalez that the hamstring was feeling “a lot better,” though he was still “a little sore.”
Trout will attempt to run the bases today.
The Angles will hit J.B. Shuck first and play him in left, while Kole Calhoun bats fifth and plays right and Peter Bourjos plays center and bats ninth. Josh Hamilton will be the designated hitter.
Danny Salazar (1-1, 4.08 ERA) will take the mound for the Indians while C.J. Wilson (13-6, 3.40 ERA) will be on the hill for the Angels.