The last time the Angels were in Cleveland, Mike Trout made his season debut in the Angels lineup. His return Monday wasn't nearly as triumphant, with the newly minted All-Star being scratched from the starting lineup because of a bruised right pinkie.

Precautionary X-rays were negative and Trout, who hadn't missed a start since May 7, went in the game as a pinch-runner in the eighth inning and then played left field. He is likely to return to the starting lineup Tuesday.

Trout reportedly injured the finger sliding into second base in the first inning of Sunday's game in Toronto. He hit a tiebreaking home run later in that game, but Manager Mike Scioscia said the finger stiffened overnight and Trout had trouble gripping a bat during early batting practice in Cleveland.