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Mike Trout, Ryan Zimmerman win April Player of the Month honors


The monthly award winners have just been announced for April. It breaks down as follows:

Trout batted .364 (36-for-99) with 18 runs scored, nine doubles, a pair of triples, seven home runs, 18 RBI and five stolen bases. Zimmerman hit .420 (37-for-88) with 22 runs scored, eight doubles, 11 home runs, 29 RBI and a stolen base.

Keuchel compiled a 5-0 record with a 1.21 ERA and 36 strikeouts over 44.2 innings pitched in six starts. Nova recorded three wins to go along with a 1.50 ERA and an impressive 22:1 strikeout-to-walk ratio Across 36.0 innings pitched in five starts.

Judge batted .303 (23-for-76) with 23 runs scored, a pair of doubles, a triple, 10 home runs, 20 RBI and one stolen base. Senzatela compiled a 3-1 record with a 2.81 ERA and 18 strikeouts over 32.0 innings pitched in five starts.

Allen pitched in 10 games in April for the Indians, converting each of his six save opportunities and striking out 20 opposing batters.Holland was perfect in save opportunities, collecting his Major League-leading 11 saves in 12 games over 12.0 innings pitched.


Chris Sale exits game with hip contusion

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Red Sox left-hander Chris Sale made a hasty exit from his final Grapefruit League outing on Saturday after sustaining a left hip contusion. He was struck on the leg with a line drive from the Astros’ J.D. Davis in the first inning and immediately collapsed on the mound. He was able to walk off the field without a noticeable limp, however, and later told reporters that the ball struck a nerve and temporarily stunned his leg. As a precautionary move, the Red Sox pulled him after the incident and will have the left-hander undergo X-rays to rule out any further injury to his hip.

This was expected to be Sale’s last start of spring training. Prior to Saturday’s matinee against the Astros, the 28-year-old southpaw made three starts in camp, allowing five runs, one home run, three walks and striking out 18 batters in 14 innings. He’s still on track to start the season for the Red Sox during their road opener against the Rays next Thursday.