Angels' Simmons sprains ankle; X-rays negative on Ohtani's hand

Angels shortstop Andrelton Simmons left Los Angeles' Monday night game against the Minnesota Twins in Anaheim, Calif., due to a left ankle injury in the eighth inning.

Los Angeles manager Brad Ausmus said that X-rays were negative, but Simmons was diagnosed with a sprained ankle. An MRI exam is scheduled for Tuesday to determine the extent of the injury.

Simmons was trying to beat out a grounder into the hole between first and second when he landed awkwardly while stretching for the first base bag and then tumbled to the ground. He had to be helped off the field and couldn't put any pressure on the ankle.

Catcher Kevan Smith took Simmons' place in the lineup the next half-inning with the Angels shuffling players to other defensive positions.

The play took place immediately after Angels designated hitter Shohei Ohtani was struck on the right ring finger while swinging at a 94 mph Taylor Rogers fastball. The pitch went for strike three. X-rays on Ohtani's hand were negative, Ausmus said.

--Field Level Media