Angels outfielder Torii Hunter, who was hit by a pitch from Hiroki Kuroda on Friday night, had a CT scan of his left hand on Saturday. X-rays proved negative, but Hunter was still held out of tonight's lineup against the Dodgers. Manager Mike Scioscia said Hunter would not be able to hit tonight, but is available as a defensive replacement. Lyle Spencer and Jordan Garretson of MLB.com have more details:
Still, the nine-time Gold Glover is currently being held from participating in any baseball activity and said he has "no idea yet" as to a possible full-time return. The negative results of his tests were a relief for Scioscia and Hunter, both of whom initially thought it may be more serious.
In other Angels injury news, relief pitcher Fernando Rodney was shut down after suffering a setback in his latest attempt to return from the disabled list, per Mike DGiovanna of the Los Angeles Times. Rodney has been on the DL since June 13 with an upper back strain.
Former Angel Garret Anderson, who retired this offseason and spent 15 years with the Halos, threw out the ceremonial first pitch tonight. He was flanked by his wife and kids, and got a large standing ovation. Much larger than the ovations he got when he returned to Anaheim as an opposing player in 2010 with the Dodgers.
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