Los Angeles Angels star Mike Trout left Sunday’s game against the Seattle Mariners after two innings due to right calk tightness.

Trout did not want to leave the game but manager Brad Ausmus had the final say. The team is listing him day to day with the injury.

The Angles aren’t likely going to take any chances with the two-time MVP, who will undergo an MRI on Monday to see the extent of the injury.

"I don't think it's a big deal," Trout said after Los Angeles' 6-3 win.

"In his first, and only, at-bat of the game, Trout lined out to first base. He later took his spot in centre field to start the third. He told the media that his calf tightened while he was in the field during the first.

Andrelton Simmons replaced Trout in the lineup and played shortstop while Kole Calhoun shifted to centre from right field and David Fletcher moved to right after starting the game at short.

When Trout left the game, many people on social media made jokes that he had been traded since the team took some time to say why he was out of the game.

Trout, who turns 28 in August, is having another great season for the Angels and providing a lot of leadership. Entering Sunday’s action, Trout was hitting .306 with an American League best 30 home runs, 75 RBIs and 77 walks.

Starting prior to the All-Star break, Trout was on an offensive tear, even by his standards. He had eight round trippers and 18 RBIs in his last seven games.

Without Trout in the lineup the team will find themselves even in more dire straits. The Angels are 11 games back of the Houston Astros who lead the AL West and could fall back further if Trout is out for a significant amount of time.