Angels’ Mike Trout: Being locked in as DH for 10 days was ‘tough’

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After being limited to designated hitter duty for the past 10 days because of a sprained right index finger, Trout was back in center field for Friday night’s game against the Orioles.

Asked about the physical effect the injury had on his hitting, Trout said, It wasn’t bothering me at all.

As for the mental component, that was a different story.

The process of, in between at-bats, just staying locked in at DH, it’s good for one or two days, but 10 days is tough, he said.

Before the injury, Trout, 26, had started four games at designated hitter this season. Over his past nine contests as the Angels’ DH, he batted .214 (6-for-28) with no extra-base hits. He walked nine times and had 11 strikeouts.

On the season, he’s hitting .321 with 24 home runs and 49 RBIs, and he leads the league in walks (72) and on-base percentage (.462). Friday’s homer was the 1,132nd hit of his career, moving him past Scioscia on the all-time hit list.

The Scott Harrington Jersey 32-year-old Hutton has six seasons of NHL experience, including the past two with the Blues, where he split starting duties with Jake Allen. He finished with a 17-7-3 record and a 2.09 goals-against average in 32 games last year.

The Sabres have needs at goalie after electing not to re-sign third-year starter Robin Lehner and veteran backup Chad Johnson.

Hutton would form a tandem with Linus Ullmark, who is pegged to make the jump to the NHL level on a full-time basis after spending the past three years developing in the minors.

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