Mike Trout RUMORS & NEWS

  • Bryce Harper is going to overshadow Mike Trout for the next decade

    SB Nation "Painfully obvious disclaimer: Mike Trout has been the best player in baseball for the last four seasons. He's just 24, so he's probably going to be the best baseball player for the next four seasons, at least. He's a marvel, a wonder, a generational talent that we can't take for granted. It's Mike..." April 21

  • Mike Trout: To Live or Die in Los Angeles

    Bleacher Report "Few things excite Mike Trout like the weather. Give him a good storm, and you can see lightning bolts in his eyes. During a blizzard last winter, he phoned in a report to the Weather Channel. In appreciation—or, perhaps, out of sheer amusement—the network promised to send him a weather..." April 15

  • After 5 Years in the Majors, Mike Trout Finally Moves out of His Parents' House

    Buzzfeed "Trout’s All-Star Game rings are in a locked case on the wall. So are the signed baseballs from other players around the league — Trout sends them home in long tube socks. The Corvette he got when he was named All-Star Game MVP sits in a detached garage, right in front of his hunting gear and..." April 05

  • Trout lost weight, doesn't have appetite after illness

    Los Angeles Times "Mike Trout will sit out his second straight Freeway Series game Friday night because of a stomach virus, but the Angels center fielder felt well enough to travel to Dodger Stadium, suit up and take batting practice before the game. Trout, who is batting .388 (19 for 49) with four home runs and..." April 02

  • Trout: Flipping bat after homer shows up pitcher

    Los Angeles Times "This idea that a pitcher should just grin and bear it if a batter hits a mammoth home run and celebrates by flipping his bat? Mike Trout isn't having any part of it. "As a pitcher, I'd be pretty upset," Trout said. And would Trout say that such a demonstrative batter would be showing up..." March 17

  • Trout the favourite over Donaldson for 2016 AL MVP

    Sportsnet "Josh Donaldson held off Mike Trout to claim the American League MVP award last season, but the Toronto Blue Jays third baseman currently trails the Los Angeles Angels outfielder on the odds to win the 2016 AL MVP award at sportsbooks monitored by OddsShark.com. Trout is the +150 (3/2) favourite..." March 11

  • Mike Trout is using a 'Smart Bat' to improve his swing in spring training

    CBS Sports "By almost any measure, Angels center fielder Mike Trout is the best player in baseball today. He is only 24 and you could argue he should have four MVP awards. As it is, he already has one MVP and three second place finishes in the voting. This spring Trout is using a new tool called a "Smart..." March 02

  • Trout using 'next generation' Smart Bat this spring

    Mashable "Major League Baseball players are once again shaking off the winter and hitting the field in warmer climates for spring training. But this year Los Angeles Angels centerfielder Mike Trout is using a high-tech bat to learn more about his swing. Sports tech company Zepp has developed the Smart..." March 01

  • Trout: I have to 'get my confidence back' on basepaths

    Los Angeles Times "The world's best baseball player professed a self-esteem deficiency Wednesday. "I gotta get my confidence back," Angels center fielder Mike Trout said. "The last couple years, my confidence has been down." Trout, 24, talked not of his overall game but one part of it: base-stealing. He..." February 26

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    Alden Gonzalez @Alden_Gonzalez

    You've probably heard this before, but Trout wants to get back to stealing bases this year. Said his confidence was down w/ that last year.

  • Albert Pujols has a poster of Mike Trout in his bathroom

    Larry Brown Sports "We knew that Albert Pujols and Mike Trout were close buddies in addition to being teammates on the Los Angeles Angels, but we didn’t realize they were this close. Pujols is selling his Irvine, Calif. mansion for $7.75 million, and the listing was publicized in an article on OCRegister.com..." February 20

  • Angels owner Arte Moreno: “One hundred percent we are not trading Mike Trout.”

    Orange County Register "Arte Moreno has heard all the critics, and he responded to them Friday by saying he is doing the best he can do. The Angels' embattled owner defended what has been a controversial offseason, as the club steadfastly refused to commit the dollars to any of the free agents who could have fit to..." February 20

  • The Angels will never, ever, ever, ever, ever trade Mike Trout

    SB Nation "ESPN's Keith Law released his ranking of every farm system in baseball, and the Los Angeles Angels ranked No. 30. It was not a soft No. 30. I've been doing these rankings for eight years now, and this is by far the worst system I've ever seen. C'mon, don't mince words, man, give it to us..." February 12

  • Could Angels need to trade Mike Trout?

    Orange County Register "The latest shot was fired into the Angels farm system on Wednesday, with a jarring kicker. ESPN's Keith Law released his rankings of all 30 major league farm systems (for ESPN subscribers only). It's no surprise that Law ranked the Angels' dead last, especially considering last month two..." February 11

  • Angels are wasting the best years of Mike Trout

    ESPN "Ty Cobb played in three World Series by the time he was 22, lost them all, and never made it back. Ted Williams played in one World Series, hit .200 in a seven-game defeat, and never made it back. Ernie Banks never made one at all. Neither did Billy Williams or Ryne Sandberg or Andre..." February 01

  • Mike Trout: 'Up all night' monitoring winter storm in N.J.

    ESPN "The massive snowstorm blanketing the East Coast has snarled traffic plans and forced millions of Americans indoors this weekend, but at least one person is loving it: Mike Trout, who said he was "up all night" monitoring the storm. The Angels' star outfielder appeared Saturday on The Weather..." January 23

  • Top hitters honored with Silver Slugger Awards

    MLB.com "The best hitters in the American League and the National League were commemorated for their 2015 campaigns on Thursday, as the Silver Slugger Awards were announced during an hour-long special on MLB Network. The Silver Slugger Awards, presented by Louisville Slugger, are handed out annually to..." November 13

  • Mike Trout vs. Josh Donaldson: Who is the AL MVP favorite?

    Sporting News "This is Mike Trout’s fourth full season in the majors. In each of his first three years, he’s finished top-two in the American League MVP voting. As long as he stays relatively healthy, he’s pretty much a lock to make that four-for-four. But will he add a second MVP trophy to his collection in..." August 20

  • Mike Trout's off-field obsession proves he's a man for all seasons

    Yahoo! Sports "At first, Jim Cantore thought the question was a joke. Then he saw the blue checkmark verifying the Twitter account that sent it and realized the best baseball player in the world really did want to know everything he could about the size of the snowstorm headed for New Jersey. “All of a..." August 20

  • Mike Trout-Albert Pujols stokes comparisons to Mickey Mantle-Roger Maris

    USA Today "Los Angeles Angels first baseman Albert Pujols looks to the guy on his right and sees his past. Angels center fielder Mike Trout looks to the guy on his left and sees his future. Trout, perhaps the greatest player in the game today, is producing numbers we haven't seen since, well,..." August 06

  • Clayton Kershaw and Mike Trout make MLB history in Saturday's matchup

    Hardball Talk "Dodgers left-hander Clayton Kershaw and Angels outfielder Mike Trout are already making a lot of history individually, but today they did so together. With the Angels and Dodgers squaring off in an interleague series this weekend, Kershaw is pitching against Trout this afternoon. This marks the..." August 02

  • Mike Trout returns to Angels lineup

    Orange County Register "Mike Trout returned to the Angels lineup for Thursday night's finale of a three-game series against the Houston Astros. The Angels enter Thursday's game having lost the first two games of the series, seeing their one-game division lead turn into a one-game deficit. Trout, who hurt his left..." July 30

  • Angels' Mike Trout out of lineup against Astros with wrist injury

    ESPN "Los Angeles Angels star Mike Trout was out of the starting lineup on Tuesday against the Houston Astros because of an injured left wrist. Trout, 23, was hurt when he attempted to make a diving catch in center field in the fourth inning on Sunday, but stayed in the game and later hit a grand..." July 28

  • Mike Trout’s two home runs - including a grand slam - lead Angels past Rangers

    L.A. Daily News "When Mike Trout hit a home run in the bottom of the first inning Sunday, it was his 30th of the season in his 97th game. That bettered the franchise mark of 100 games set by Troy Glaus in 2000. Trout wasn’t done. He hit a grand slam - the third of his career - in the sixth inning. He finished..." July 27

  • Mike Trout is day-to-day with a sore left heel

    Hardball Talk "Albert Pujols was initially going to get a night off Tuesday against the visiting Twins, but the Angels didn’t want to play a game against a contending team with a combined 57 home runs sitting on the bench. Trout, 23, is batting .307/.400/.614 with 28 homers and 57 RBI in 92 games this season..." July 22

  • Angels' Mike Trout named All-Star Game MVP for 2nd straight year

    The Score "Los Angeles Angels outfielder Mike Trout has been named this year's All-Star Game MVP, after going 1-for-3 with a home run, one RBI, two runs scored, and one walk in the American League's 6-3 win over the National League All-Stars. Trout becomes the first player in major league history to win..." July 15

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    Jeff Fletcher @JeffFletcherOCR

    Angels Mike Trout, on the HR Derby: "I'm going to watch AP (Pujols) win it." Also said he will do it someday.

  • Mike Trout to wear elbow pad after being hit three times

    Orange County Register "After getting hit by a pitch in the left elbow for the third time in two weeks, Mike Trout had enough. Trout came to the plate in the second inning of Tuesday's 10-2 victory wearing an elbow pad. "I don’t like wearing guards or anything, but when you start getting hit in the same place three..." July 08

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    Mike DiGiovanna @MikeDiGiovanna

    Hearing #Angels CF Mike Trout is "leaning against" participating in HR derby but won't make final decision until Wednesday.

  • Angels draft the brother of Mike Trout’s girlfriend

    Hardball Talk "In the mid-to-late rounds of the MLB draft there are always tons of picks who’re related to players, coaches, managers, and front officer staffers, but here’s a little twist on that. In the 19th round the Angels just picked Gannon University pitcher/infielder Aaron Cox, who happens to be the..." June 10

  • Bryce Harper: Mike Trout is the best player in baseball

    Larry Brown Sports "No player in baseball has come out of the gate hotter than Bryce Harper this season. The Washington Nationals outfielder is hitting .333 with 16 home runs and 41 RBI. He leads the major leagues with 39 runs, 26 extra-base hits, 40 walks and an OPS of 1.198. Could Harper soon overtake Mike Trout as..." May 26

  • Mike Trout learns lesson from tweet about Floyd Mayweather

    Larry Brown Sports "Many refer to Los Angeles Angels outfielder Mike Trout as the superstar Major League Baseball needs. Trout is already one of the best players in the game at age 23, and he has no known issues with performance-enhancing drugs or in his personal life. Despite that, Trout learned last week how..." May 04

  • With Lessons of Game's Greats, Mike Trout Poised for Move from MVP to MLB Icon

    Bleacher Report "How did Mike Trout celebrate his Most Valuable Player award? With a trip to the hospital and an IV hookup. Followed by a week on the couch, sick as he can ever remember. So the takeaway is, as the celebrated center fielder moves forward as the leader of the Angels and is cemented as one of..." March 23

  • Trout stacks up to legends after three seasons in Majors

    MLB.com "A star with the first crack of the bat, Ken Griffey Jr. -- one of Mike Trout's early heroes -- is in the ballpark with the Angels' center fielder as you evaluate the first three seasons of their careers. Barry Bonds is not in the conversation. Trout dwarfs the home-run king. To identify an..." January 14

  • Angels will listen to your Mike Trout trade offers

    SB Nation "Beyond that, however... Mike Trout is good at baseball. You might even say he's really good at baseball! Everybody in the game knows this, including the Angels and their general manager Jerry Dipoto. He's a reasonable man, though: he'll listen to trade offers for his generational talent." December 11

  • Mike Trout unanimously named 2014 AL MVP

    CBS Sports "After finishing second to Miguel Cabrera in both the 2012 and 2013 voting, Angels outfielder Mike Trout was named the 2014 AL Most Valuable Player on Thursday night, the BBWAA announced. He received all 30 first place votes. Ironically, Trout had his worst full season as a big leaguer in 2014,..." November 14

  • Baseball’s next Derek Jeter set for first playoff test

    New York Post "While Derek Jeter seems intent on becoming a publishing mogul, Mike Trout is in prime position to replace the retired shortstop as the face of October baseball. Trout will play his first postseason game when the Angels open the ALDS at Angel Stadium on Thursday against the Royals. The..." October 02

  • Mike Trout leaves game with stomach illness

    Orange County Register "Mike Trout left the Angels game on Wednesday in the fifth inning because of stomach illness. Trout had singled and scored in his first trip to the plate and he struck out in the third inning. Trout dropped a relatively routine fly ball in the bottom of the fourth." September 24

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    Jorge L. Ortiz @jorgelortiz

    Mike Trout replaced in the fifth inning by Grant Green. No reason announced yet.

  • Mike Trout named 2014 All-Star Game MVP

    CBS Sports "Angels outfielder Mike Trout was named the Most Valuable Player of the 2014 All-Star Game on Tuesday night. The American League won the game 5-3. Trout went 2 for 3 with a double, a triple, a run scored and two runs driven in on the night. He tripled in a run in the first inning and later came..." July 16

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    Jeff Fletcher @JeffFletcherOCR

    Mike Trout out with mid back discomfort. Same thing that kept him out on Saturday-Sunday. #Angels

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    Alden Gonzalez @Alden_Gonzalez

    No Mike Trout in the lineup for a second straight day. #Angels

  • Mike Trout’s walk-off homer lifts Angels over Tampa Bay

    L.A. Daily News "Mike Trout and Albert Pujols have batted second and third, respectively, in every game this season for the Angels. The franchise cornerstones are not going anywhere, for better or worse. The two players were hitless against the Tampa Bay Rays on Thursday until the bottom of the ninth inning,..." May 16

  • Scott Boras suggests Mike Trout’s contract will not relate to Bryce Harper

    Washington Post "Angels outfielder Mike Trout, the consensus best player in baseball and a 22-year-old dynamo frequently compared to Nationals phenom Bryce Harper, agreed to a contract extension Friday night that, starting in 2015, will reportedly pay him nearly $145 million. The deal covers his remaining three..." March 30

  • Trout and Angels agree on 6-year, $144.5M contract

    CBS Sports "Superstar outfielder Mike Trout and the Los Angeles Angels have agreed on a six-year deal, and sources say the deal is worth $144.5 million. The team announced the deal late Friday night for what is generally seen as baseball's best all-around player. The record deal for a player yet to get..." March 29

  • Angels' Mike Trout not concerned about contract talks

    Los Angeles Times "Mike Trout has not set a deadline for negotiations on a long-term contract extension, and the Angels' center fielder said Thursday he would not be opposed to talks carrying into the regular season. Players in similar situations often prefer to sign before the start of the season, so talks don't..." March 15

  • Angels, Mike Trout still discussing new six-year deal

    CBS Sports "Young superstar Mike Trout and the Angels continue to discuss six-year deals that would keep him in Los Angeles/Anaheim until he's 29 years old, with the sides maintaining a clear sense of optimism that something will eventually get done, likely somewhere in the $150 million range. The focus is..." March 08

  • How suspended A-Rod will make more than Trout

    USA Today "Mike Trout and the Los Angeles Angels agreed to a one-year, $1 million contract on Wednesday. A million dollars is a lot of money, but the rate seems borderline criminal when you consider that the Angels will spend some $145 million on Trout’s teammates and no three of them combined have been as..." February 27

  • Source: Angels give Trout record $1M deal

    ESPN "The Los Angeles Angels on Wednesday signed star outfielder Mike Trout to a one-year contract worth $1 million, a source confirmed to ESPN.com's Jerry Crasnick. It's the largest pre-arbitration contract for a player surpassing the $900,000 the Philadelphia Phillies gave to Ryan Howard in 2007...." February 26

  • Angels, Trout talking monster extension

    Yahoo! Sports "The Los Angeles Angels and star center fielder Mike Trout are discussing a six-year contract extension that would pay him in the range of $150 million, a source close to the negotiations told Yahoo Sports. Both Trout and the Angels have expressed a desire to lock up the 22-year-old to a..." February 25

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