Before the obsession about Mike Trout's salary or his position, there were the stories about his weight.
Trout may have put that one to rest Monday afternoon.
Trout showed that he's still got plenty of speed, no matter what the scale says.
Facing the A's, Trout dropped an apparent single into right-center but he sped into second with a double. He then went to third on a ground ball to shortstop, racing in to get under the tag. In the fifth, he hit a ground ball to shortstop and beat the throw to first. Trout also stole his first base of the spring.
The eyes of the baseball world were opened when Trout reported to camp 10 pounds heavier than he was at the end of the season. Trout insisted the weight gain was not an issue. He said he'd still play the same type of game, and the weight would melt away during the spring anyway.
So far, that seems to be the case. Not only has Trout already lost a few of those pounds, he demonstrated that the speed is still there. Trout also reached first Sunday when he beat the throw after a strikeout and a passed ball.
"Mike can do it a lot of different ways," Manager Mike Scioscia said. "He's got a lot of different ways to help us, and you saw the speed today."
Trout is quick to erase concerns about weight gain
Orange County Register | Mar 5