Shohei Ohtani left Sunday's game against the Chicago White Sox after taking a cleat to his left ankle in the fifth inning.
The Los Angeles Angels said Ohtani wasn't removed from his outing because of injury -- he had already thrown 92 pitches -- and that he was merely sore.
Ohtani said his leg felt "fine" after the game, adding that the collision "wasn't as bad as it looked."
The two-way player hit on the same day of his start for the first time in his Major League career. He threw a 101 mph fastball in the top of the first inning and hitting a baseball 115 mph in the bottom of the first.
Ohtani, 26, finished 1-for-3 at the plate, including a lineout to center and a hard groundout up the middle. On the mound, he was charged with three runs (one earned) on two hits, five walks and seven strikeouts in 4 2/3 innings.