Angels All-Star La Stella suffers broken leg after ball to shin
Los Angeles Angels infielder Tommy La Stella suffered a broken right leg, the MLB franchise announced on Wednesday.
All-Star La Steller will spend 8-10 weeks on the sidelines after fouling a ball off his right shin in the sixth inning of Tuesday's 9-4 win over the Texas Rangers.
La Stella – who underwent a CT scan midweek – had to be helped off the field against the Rangers.
The 30-year-old and 2016 World Series champion is hitting .300 with 16 home runs and 44 RBIs this season. He was 0-for-three before Tuesday's injury.
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Tommy La Stella underwent a CT scan earlier today that revealed a right tibia fracture. A typical return to play timetable for this injury is 8-10 weeks.
La Stella has been selected for the All-Star Game for the first time in his six major league seasons, but he will be replaced for the July 9 showdown.
In the meantime, the Angles have recalled Matt Thaiss to be his replacement.
Angels outfielder Brian Goodwin also left Tuesday's game after being hit by a pitch on his right wrist. He underwent a CT scan, which revealed a contusion.