Alvarez day to day after being hit by comebacker

Left-hander hopes to be ready for Monday's game vs. Twins

Alvarez day to day after being hit by comebacker

ANAHEIM -- Angels reliever Jose Alvarez left in the seventh inning of Sunday's 8-3 loss to the Indians after a ground ball from Francisco Lindor struck him in the right shin.

After the game, Alvarez said he feels fine, but is dealing with a small amount of pain where the ball hit his right shin bone. Alvarez said he should be ready for Monday's game against the Twins depending on how the swelling goes.

Alvarez was relieved by Cory Rasmus, who was already warming up in the bullpen. Alvarez, who had a 0-1 count on Lindor when the ball was hit, fielded the ball and threw it to first baseman C.J. Cron in time for the out.

Trainers came out to check on Alvarez as he threw a couple warmup tosses, and the Angels elected to remove him. Alvarez walked off on his own power. His appearance lasted 1 2/3 innings and he gave up one run.

Fabian Ardaya is a reporter for based in Anaheim. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.