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Jimenez misses time after being hit by pitch

Jimenez misses time after being hit by pitch

Jimenez misses time after being hit by pitch

ANAHEIM -- Angels third baseman Luis Jimenez left Saturday's 8-3 victory over the Rangers with a right thumb contusion.

The injury occurred when Jimenez was hit by a pitch, but he also hurt his left thumb sliding into home plate.

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Jimenez was not in Sunday's lineup but said his thumbs felt a little better and that he expected to miss only a few days.

The Angels recalled infielder Tommy Field from Triple-A Salt Lake just in case, but Mike Scioscia said he did not think Jimenez would miss a significant amount of time.

"He's sore," Scioscia said. "He got banged up. We'll see when he will be available. Hopefully he'll be day to day."

William Boor is an associate reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

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