Angels’ Kendrick helped off field with injured leg



ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Los Angeles Angels second baseman Howie Kendrick has been helped off the field after apparently injuring his left leg while chasing a popup in the outfield.

Kendrick was hurt in the fifth inning of the Angels’ game against the Texas Rangers on Monday night.

Kendrick sprinted into right field to catch Elvis Andrus’ tailing popup with two runners in scoring position. Right fielder Colin Cowgill also came forward and slid toward the ball. Kendrick still attempted to make the play and bent his left leg awkwardly while trying to avoid Cowgill, losing the ball from his glove.

The Angels’ medical staff eventually helped Kendrick off the field, but he appeared to be putting some weight on his leg.

Kendrick began the night batting .302 with 11 homers and 47 RBIs.