Mike Trout sits out against Astros because of hamstring tightness – Los Angeles Times

That Mike Trout minor hamstring tightness that caused the Angels to rest him Thursday is hinting at becoming a more lingering problem.

The two-time American League MVP was a late scratch Saturday when his left hamstring again tightened during pregame warmups.

After sitting out Thursday’s series finale in Seattle because of the hamstring issue, he started Friday in the opener against the Houston Astros and appeared to run without discomfort.

He was scheduled to hit in his normal third spot Saturday. The Angels did not announce he was not playing until just before first pitch.