Robinson, Nava exit Angels' win banged up

Robinson, Nava exit Angels' win banged up

ST. PETERSBURG -- Angels outfielders Daniel Nava and Shane Robinson each exited Tuesday's 13-5 win over the Rays early, and both could be headed to the disabled list.

Robinson rolled his right ankle trying to retreat to first base in the top of the ninth, and Nava had a flare-up of the patellar tendinitis he previously nursed on his left knee, which forced him to miss 18 games earlier this season.

Angels manager Mike Scioscia is "not sure" if they'll require a stint on the DL, but the organization is expected to call up at least one outfielder on Wednesday.

"We have some guys banged up," Scioscia said. "We'll have to make a decision here tonight for tomorrow to see some more depth that we need to bring up."

The only other outfielder on the 40-man roster is the left-handed-hitting Rafael Ortega, who has a .238/.273/.303 slash line in 36 Major League games and a .262/.302/.338 slash line in 31 Triple-A games. Todd Cunningham (.293/.389/.401 in Triple-A) was previously up with the club, and the Angels' 40-man roster is currently at 39 players.

Robinson took a pitch to his right foot in the top of the ninth, then hurt his ankle when he stopped his secondary lead and returned to first base. Mike Trout, who was supposed to have the day off, replaced him in his first pinch-running appearance since July 2, 2012. Nava, replaced by pinch-runner Jefry Marte, has been dealing with his knee issues "on and off," Scioscia said, "and it just happens to flare up on some days."

The turf at Tropicana Field contributed.

"This turf is just like truth serum," Scioscia added. "It's going to tell you whatever aches and pains you have."

Alden Gonzalez has covered the Angels for since 2012. Follow him on Twitter @Alden_Gonzalez and Facebook , and listen to his podcast. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.