ARLINGTON, Texas — Los Angeles Angels starter Jered Weaver and Texas Rangers pitcher Yu darvish both had to leave Sunday night’s game early with injuries.
Weaver has hurt while getting out of the way of a line drive.
Weaver avoided being hit by the ball, but landed awkwardly on his left arm while going down. The pitcher immediately grabbed his left arm near his elbow and was clearly in some discomfort.
The play happened when Rangers first baseman Mitch Moreland led off the bottom of the sixth with a liner back through the middle right over Weaver’s head.
Manager Mike Scioscia and a trainer immediately came to the mound, and Weaver almost as quickly walked off the field.
Mark Lowe replaced Weaver on the mound.
Darvish left his first home start of the season early because of a blister on his right ring finger. He left after 85 pitches in five innings.
The blister is in the same area that he had issues with in his first start of the season five days earlier, when he came within one out of pitching a perfect game at Houston.
Darvish was far from perfect against the Angels. He walked four, hit a batter and gave up six hits and three runs. He struck out six.