Alden Gonzalez, the Angels beat reporter for MLB.com, has the news …
Mike Trout, who’s been nursing tightness in his left hamstring, is out of the lineup for the first time this year. #Angels
— Alden Gonzalez (@Alden_Gonzalez) May 21, 2014
Trout made an early exit on Tuesday night after first experiencing that hamstring tightness. He felt fine on Wednesday, but Angels manager Mike Scioscia decided to use the opportunity to get his star center fielder some extended rest. Anaheim does not have a game Thursday, so Trout will get two full days off.
The 22-year-old is batting .270/.361/.511 with eight homers and five steals in 45 games this season.