Haren 'good to go' after line-drive scare

Haren 'good to go' after line-drive scare

TORONTO -- Angels right-hander Dan Haren was feeling much better, and highly relieved, after getting drilled in the left wrist with a line-drive smash off the bat of Toronto's Eric Thames in the eighth inning of Wednesday night's 7-2 Angels win.

"I remember seeing Thames walking off the field," Haren said, having given up one run in eight innings, "and that's when I realized we'd gotten him out [on a deflection to second baseman Maicer Izturis]. I didn't know what happened after the ball hit me and I went down."

Haren still had some expected soreness in the wrist and was wearing orthopedic tape to protect the bruised area.

"It shouldn't limit anything," he said. "I'm going light in between starts this time of year anyway. I'll be fine in a day or two when it loosens up."

Angels manager Mike Scioscia said he expected Haren to be able to do his normal between-starts work, whether in the bullpen or on flat ground, and be ready for his next start on Monday night against the Rangers at Angel Stadium.

"Dan should be good to go," Scioscia said.