Angels’ Mike Trout out of lineup vs. Rays with sore wrist

Los Angeles Angels' Mike Trout (27) gets tagged out by Tampa Bay Rays third baseman Matt Duffy while trying to steal third base during the first inning of a baseball game Wednesday, Aug. 1, 2018, in St. Petersburg, Fla. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) Los Angeles Angels star Mike Trout missed Thursday’s 4-2 loss to the Tampa Bay Rays because of a bruised right wrist.

Trout got hurt while sliding during a stolen base attempt of third in the first inning of Wednesday night’s 7-2 defeat to the Rays.

”When I slid into third base, I caught my hand,” Trout said. ”Kind of weird. Felt like I just jammed it pretty bad. We taped it and tried to do as much as we could during the game yesterday. But when I woke up it was pretty sore.”

Trout had X-rays on Wednesday and an MRI was planned for Thursday.

”I didn’t really feel it at the plate, but on deck warming up I could feel it with the weight of the bat,” he said.

Angels manager Mike Scoiscia said Trout underwent treatment Thursday’s game and was not available.

Los Angeles opens a three-game series Friday night at Cleveland.

”We’ll take a look at it tomorrow and see what we have,” Scioscia said.

A two-time AL MVP who turns 27 next week, Trout is hitting .309 with 30 homers, 60 RBIs and 21 stolen bases in 109 games.

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