Angels Notes: Mike Trout gets a break with a DH day

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Mike Scioscia’s decision to give Mike Trout a partial day off rippled throughout the lineup, including Albert Pujols’ first game in the field since August and Kole Calhoun moving in the batting order.
The impetus to it all was the schedule, with the Angels early in a stretch of 20 games in a row and 27 in 28 days to start the season.
So Trout, who had started the first 11 games in center field, moved to DH for Saturday’s game. Scioscia said it was just “preventative,” and nothing is bothering Trout physically.
“We’re going to need to start