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Rough welcome for Dan Haren

The Halos' new starter left his first game as Angel after a shot to the arm

Updated: July 27, 2010, 9:46 AM ET
By Mark Saxon | ESPNLosAngeles.com

ANAHEIM, Calif. -- Dan Haren had a tan bandage wrapped tightly around his right forearm, a rather drab souvenir from his first start with the Los Angeles Angels. He probably would have preferred a game ball.

Then again, had Kevin Youkilis' liner struck him a few inches higher up, in the elbow area, Haren's season with the Angels might have been reduced to the 24 hours leading up to that moment. The Angels' postseason hopes might have gone with it.

Angels orthopedist Lewis Yocum ...

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