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La Stella to undergo CT scan for shin contusion

All-Star helped off field during AB; Goodwin also exits early after HBP on right wrist
July 3, 2019

ARLINGTON -- Angels second baseman Tommy La Stella left Tuesday’s 9-4 win over the Rangers after fouling a ball off his upper right shin in the sixth inning. La Stella crumpled to the dirt immediately after the ball hit him, and he ultimately was helped off the field by members

ARLINGTON -- Angels second baseman Tommy La Stella left Tuesday’s 9-4 win over the Rangers after fouling a ball off his upper right shin in the sixth inning. La Stella crumpled to the dirt immediately after the ball hit him, and he ultimately was helped off the field by members of the Angels' training staff while not putting any weight on his injured leg.

The Angels said that La Stella had a right shin contusion. He will undergo a CT scan and further evaluation on Wednesday.

La Stella is in the midst of a breakout season and was just named to the American League All-Star team. After spending most of his previous five years in the Majors coming off the bench to pinch-hit or filling in as a utility man, La Stella is batting .300 with 16 homers and 44 RBIs this season as an everyday player. He has played in 78 of the Angels’ first 86 games.

La Stella finished third in fan balloting at second base and was chosen by his peers as an AL reserve at the Midsummer Classic on July 9 in Cleveland, representing the Angels along with center fielder Mike Trout.

Angels center fielder Brian Goodwin also left Tuesday's game after being hit by a pitch on his right wrist. He will also undergo scans and further evaluation Wednesday.