September 02, 2016

SEATTLE (AP) Mike Trout is hitting in his usual No. 3 spot for the Los Angeles Angels on Friday night, two days after he was involved in a multi-vehicle accident.

Trout, who said he was fine hours before the game with the Seattle Mariners, reportedly crashed his Mercedes into the back of a stationary car on a Los Angeles freeway which had traffic come to a stop due to a backup from another accident. Trout's car was left disabled and occupants of other vehicles involved had to be taken to the hospital.

Trout said he had left a dinner with teammates following Wednesday afternoon's game against the Cincinnati Reds. He said it was the first car accident he's ever been involved in.

He declined to go into specifics of the accident but said he's lucky it wasn't more serious.

Trout said he hasn't seen a doctor in the aftermath and woke up the next morning without any lingering pain from the crash.

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