Angels’ Mike Trout misses first start of the season with sore heel

Wednesday July 22nd, 2015

Los Angeles Angels centerfielder Mike Trout sat out of the team's 7–0 victory over the Minnesota Twins on Tuesday after waking up with pain in his left heel. It was the first game he has missed during the 2015 season.

The reigning AL MVP told the Los Angeles Times that he cannot pinpoint what may have caused the injury, but added the pain is already abating. 

“I don't recall banging it on anything, slipping in the field,” Trout said. “When I woke up [Tuesday], it didn't feel right. Just walking on it, it was aching. But I got treatment today, and it's already a lot better than it was this morning.”

The injury caused some last minute lineup shuffling, as MLB home run leader Albert Pujols was scheduled to have the day off, but ended up as the Angels’ DH, going 2-for-4 and scoring a run in the team’s sixth straight victory.

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Trout said he is hopeful about returning to the lineup for Wednesday's contest.

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