Trout removed from game as precaution

May 22nd, 2016

ANAHEIM -- Angels center fielder Mike Trout tweaked his right ankle while rounding third base in the seventh inning of Sunday's eventual 10-2 win over the Orioles, prompting him to be removed from the game shortly thereafter.

The move, however, was merely precautionary.

"It's good," Trout said of his ankle. "It scared me more than anything. It's fine."

Trout was looking to score on Albert Pujols' single up the middle until being given the stop sign from third-base coach Ron Roenicke. The four-time All-Star pulled up lame and was checked on by the Angels' training staff. He stayed in to score on Johnny Giavotella's single, but was taken out for defense in the eighth, replaced in center field by Shane Robinson with the Angels leading by eight runs.

Trout said he would've continued to play if the game were closer.

The Angels already have 10 players on the disabled list and can ill-afford an injury to Trout, who's batting .321/.411/.564 with 10 home runs, 31 RBIs and five stolen bases.