Trout dealing with left hamstring tightness …

Mike TroutAngels center fielder Mike Trout served as the designated hitter on Tuesday — for the second time in nine days — and was replaced by a pinch-runner after an RBI infield single in the fifth inning, a precautionary move for some tightness he’s been feeling in his left hamstring recently.

“It’s been going on for a couple of days,” Trout said after the Angels’ 9-3 win, which resulted in his first multi-hit game since April 28. “It’s no big deal. I don’t really feel it when I run. It’s just that sometimes when I get done running it’s a little sore. It’s no big deal.”

Trout said he didn’t feel it at all after beating out a chopper with two outs in the fifth, and Mike Scioscia said he would’ve stayed in the game if the Angels didn’t have a seven-run lead by that point. Trout said that “sometimes on defense it tightens up a little bit,” but said he’ll be in the lineup on Wednesday.

Whether or not he starts in center field remains to be seen.

“It’s just precautionary,” Trout said. “I just don’t want it to leak over a period of time, so I’ll take care of it now.”



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