Angels’ Hunter sidelined by bruised left hand
Torii Hunter has been held out of the Los Angeles Angels’ lineup
Saturday night because of a bruised left hand.
Hunter was injured in the first inning Friday night against the
Dodgers, when he was hit by a pitch from Hiroki Kuroda. The
nine-time Gold Glove winner played two innings in the field before
coming out of the game. X-rays and a CT scan both were
Hunter entered Saturday batting .239 with eight home runs and a
team-high 39 RBIs. The four-time All-Star played in each of the
first 76 games before missing the three-game series against the
Dodgers last weekend because of bruised ribs.
Manager Mike Scioscia said before pregame that Hunter would be
available for defense and pinch-running duties.