Dan Haren had to leave his first start with the Los Angeles Angels Monday after his right forearm was struck by a Kevin Youkilis line drive.He was pitching a pretty decent game, too. Over the first 4.2 innings he allowed two runs on seven hits, did not walk a batter, and struck out eight.
After an examination by team doctor Craig Milhouse, the Angels said Haren has a bruised right forearm. No X-rays were taken, according to the team. Haren will be re-examined Tuesday by team orthopedist Lewis Yocum.
"It's pretty sore, but I don't think it hit bone or anything," Haren said while standing in front of his new locker following the Angels' 6-3 loss to the Red Sox. "It was just the meat of my forearm. They said I was lucky, that it looks like I'll be fine to go next time. It swelled up pretty good, but it's nothing I'm worried about."
Tuesday, July 27, 2010
From Mark Saxson: