It was just a sore wrist for Trout

Posted: June 12, 2012

The Angels' Mike Trout took a severe hit to his left wrist on Sunday in an attempt to rob Colorado's Tyler Colvin of a three-run homer.

The Inquirer's 2009 South Jersey player of the year crashed into the center-field wall for what seemed, at first glance, to be a sensational catch.

But the ball, momentarily in Trout's glove, went over the fence, leaving the Millville High grad with nothing but a sore wrist.

Members of the Angels medical staff examined Trout, who stayed in the game.

Trout said he was fine, although he acknowledged the wrist was going to be sore.

"It made my hand go numb and that is why I was worried," he said. "I felt like I had [the ball] at first, but when I hit the fence it fell out."

Trout went 1 for 4 at the plate after the crash and now is batting .350 with a .955 OPS and a team-high 33 runs scored. He was 8 for 14 (.571) with eight runs scored, two RBIs and four stolen bases in L.A.'s three-game sweep in Colorado.

Offensive gesture

Kansas City's Bruce Chen found himself on the wrong end of a crude gesture on Saturday night as teammate Humberto Quintero snuck up behind him during an interview and made a "slanted eyes" face behind his back.

Chen, a native Panamanian, is of Chinese descent. Quintero, a native of Venezuela, also made the far more acceptable "moose ears" gesture as teammate Jarrod Dyson jokingly showered Chen with sunflower seeds.

The "slanted eyes" gesture remains offensive to many. Spain's basketball team started an international controversy at the Beijing Olympics when every member of the team made the gesture during the taking of the team picture.

They later apologized.

Around the bigs

The Cubs (20-40) are on a pace to lose 108 games, which would be a franchise record for futility in the history of one of sports' most futile franchises.

Both the 1962 and the 1966 teams lost 103 games.

The Yankees beat the Mets for their first three-game Subway Series sweep at Yankee Stadium since 2003.

San Francisco's two-time Cy Young Award winner, Tim Lincecum, (2-7) is winless in eight straight starts.

Folks in Oakland are beginning to think the A's won't call up Manny Ramirez. The 40-year-old has hit just .243 with triple-A Sacramento. without any extra base hits and 10 strikeouts in 11 games. He also hasn't played a full game in more than a week, sidelined by a hamstring injury.

Staff writer Marc Narducci contributed to this story,

which contains information from the Associated Press.

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