Los Angeles Angels outfielder Mike Trout pulled out of Tuesday’s All-Star Game at Dodger Stadium Sunday due to lingering back spasms.
Major League Baseball announced that Seattle Mariners first baseman Ty France would replace Trout on the American League roster.
Trout has missed the Angels’ last four games with the injury, including Saturday’s 7-1 loss to the Los Angeles Dodgers, the team’s third straight defeat. He came out of Tuesday’s 6-5 loss to the Houston Astros before the game was finished.
Trout planned to start Saturday’s game, but was scratched at the last minute after his spasms flared up during batting practice.
“It’s a little concerning,” Trout said Saturday, according to the Los Angeles Times. “I’m staying positive. It’s just frustrating. I don’t know what really sparked it. You know, trying to pinpoint it. I’ve taken a lot of swings over the past three weeks, but I can’t really pinpoint it and it’s just, it is what it is.”