MIAMI (AP) Los Angeles Angels star Mike Trout has sprained his left thumb stealing a base and is out of the game.
There was no immediate word on whether Trout would miss more time. X-rays were negative Sunday.
Trout yelled in pain as he rose after sliding headfirst in the fifth inning against the Miami Marlins. He was examined by a trainer, stayed in the game and took the field in the bottom of the inning, but was replaced in the sixth.
Trout, the reigning American League MVP, was 0 for 2 when he departed. He finished 2 for 9 in the series to drop his average to .337. He has 16 home runs, tied for the major league lead with Aaron Judge of the Yankees.
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