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Mike Trout appears to be fine after exiting game

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Luckily it looks like Angels avoid a major injury

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It looks like the Angels avoided a scare, as Mike Trout appears to be fine after exiting last night’s game after getting hit by a pitch.

In the fourth inning, Trout took a fastball off his left elbow. He grimaced, but he stayed in the game which looked like a good sign. Then in the bottom half of the inning, Trout was replaced on defense.

Shortly after he exited the game, the Angels announced that he left the game with a left elbow contusion. Luckily, it looks like he might not miss any time.

“It’s getting better,” Trout said following the game. “Just getting treatment on it. Hopefully we’ll be good to go tomorrow.”

Trout said he didn’t even feel the ball hit his pad, which really helped avoid potential serious injury. There were some that were speculating that Trout intentionally stuck his elbow out to get hit, but he quickly shot those rumors down saying he was sort of confused by the pitch.

“It was weird,” he said. “I thought it was a slider and then the last second I tried to get out of the way. When I turned my head it hit my elbow.”