On Thursday night, Mike Trout acted as the Los Angeles Angels' designated hitter for the second straight game, as the superstar played through a finger sprain and is unable to throw.
The natural center fielder hasn't been stationed in the outfield since Monday, with Kole Calhoun shifting over from right in one game and Michael Hermosillo getting the start on Thursday.
"Obviously I want to be out in center," Trout told Alden Gonzalez of ESPN following the 8-5 victory over the Toronto Blue Jays. "But it is what it is."
While he couldn't pinpoint the origin of the sprain, the 26-year-old believed he suffered the injury last weekend during a three-game series against the Oakland Athletics.