Mike Trout RUMORS & NEWS

  • 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

    CBSSports.com "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

    CBSSports.com "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

    CBSSports.com "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

    CBSSports.com "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.com "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

  • Mike Trout's celebrity status, financial future skyrocketing

    USA Today "Right around the same time Derek Jeter was explaining to the news media on Wednesday his reasons for making the upcoming season his last one, Mike Trout was telling reporters nearly a continent away why he has long idolized the New York Yankees shortstop. Commissioner Bud Selig, who's leaving..." February 20

  • Mike Trout could soon become baseball's first $300 million man

    USA Today "According to the Los Angeles Times, outfielder Mike Trout is in negotiations for a contract extension with the Angels. Though baseball’s luxury-tax rules mean any deal likely would not be announced until after Opening Day, if and when the day arrives, it could very well give Trout the largest..." February 15

  • Angels, Trout hoping for extension by the start of the season

    Hardball Talk "Pop quiz, hot shot: you have the best player in all of baseball on your team, one year away from arbitration eligibility. If he hits arbitration he’s going to get insanely expensive because there literally are no comps for him in recent history. If he gets close to free agency, dudes, forget it,..." February 13

  • Trout to stay connected to Pujols in batting order

    MLB.com "Angels manager Mike Scioscia reiterated Thursday that he prefers to keep Mike Trout and Albert Pujols connected in the lineup, which means the 2-3-4 spots figure to be Trout-Pujols-Josh Hamilton, respectively, and that a new leadoff man will have to emerge. Kole Calhoun still looks like the..." February 13

  • Major League Baseball to investigate Randy Levine for tampering as a result of Mike Trout comment

    Hardball Talk "This seems pretty dumb: Major League Baseball plans to investigate Yankees president Randy Levine’s comments about Mike Trout today to see if they constitute tampering. In case you missed it, Levine said this earlier today when asked about why the Yankees were unwilling to give Robinson Cano a..." December 13

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    Troy Renck @TroyRenck

    Mike Trout's future free agent deal should come in around 10 year, $500 million, with incentives for Subway commercials. #Angels

  • MLB announces 2013 Silver Slugger winners

    MLB.com "All year long, they went deep and they found the gaps, and baseball's best batsmen of 2013 connected one more time on Wednesday night, collecting The Silver Slugger Awards for their offensive performances this season. With the Yankees' Robinson Cano picking up a fourth consecutive silver bat..." November 07

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    Jeff Fletcher @JeffFletcherOCR

    Mike Trout takes home 2nd Silver Slugger Award #Angels (subscribers) http://t.co/moXN6xEnVy

  • Mike Trout, Angels not talking deal

    Los Angeles Times "Mike Trout is positioning himself for a huge contract one that should top $100 million and could push $200 million if he is willing to sign for nine or 10 years but neither the star outfielder nor the Angels are in any hurry to make a deal. “I'll answer one question on contract talks — there..." September 25

  • Mike Trout exits Sunday's game with hamstring tightness

    CBSSports.com "Angels outfielder Mike Trout left Sunday afternoon's game against the Astros with tightness in his right hamstring the team announced. They didn't say anything regarding the severity of the injury or whether he would go for tests but obviously they will play it safe with their franchise..." August 18

  • Mike Trout: Ban PED users for life

    ESPN.com "If Los Angeles Angels superstar Mike Trout were baseball's commissioner Alex Rodriguez would be banned from the sport for life. "To me personally I think you should be out of the game if you get caught" Trout said Monday during an interview with New York radio station WFAN. "It takes away from..." August 12

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    Jeff Fletcher @JeffFletcherOCR

    #Angels Mike Trout has a little hamstring issue which is part of the reason for his day off. "You'd never know it watching," Scioscia said

  • Mike Trout to shift back to left field from center field

    Sporting News "Los Angeles Angels center fielder Mike Trout eventually will become Los Angeles Angels left fielder Mike Trout again. Although his offensive turnaround began when he shifted from left to center to replace the injured Peter Bourjos, Trout’s stay is temporary. Bourjos (hamstring) could return..." May 31

  • Mike Trout hits for the cycle in Angels' 12-0 win over Seattle

    Los Angeles Times "The Angels broke out the disco ball in the clubhouse, and why not? That was quite a party. Mike Trout, the guest of honor, became the youngest player in American League history to hit for the cycle. Josh Hamilton, the birthday boy, enjoyed two rounds of serenades from the crowd. The Angels..." May 22

  • Kendrick walks off but Trout saves the day, Angels beat Rangers

    Fox Sports West "It had déjà vu written all over it. On the heels of blowing a three-run lead in the series opener against the Texas Rangers the night before, the club was in danger of blowing a four-run lead on Tuesday night. With two outs in the top of the ninth inning and the game tied 4-4, Adrian Beltre..." April 24

  • Bryce Harper and Mike Trout, through Dan Haren’s eyes

    Washington Post "The coming baseball season – five days away! – will be defined at least in part by how Bryce Harper and Mike Trout make the next step of their career. They could challenge for MVP titles at ages 20 and 21, respectively, thanks to their startling blend of speed and power. They play baseball with..." March 27

  • Fellow fans mob Trout at World Baseball Classic

    Orange County Register "Vernon Wells went to a World Baseball Classic game with Mike Trout on Saturday night. Hundreds of fans followed. The two Angels outfielders were bombarded with autograph and picture requests as they attempted to watch Team USA play Italy at Chase Field. Trout opted not to play for the..." March 11

  • Trout is quick to erase concerns about weight gain

    Orange County Register "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..." March 05

  • Angels' Trout takes the high road

    Orange County Register "To all of Mike Trout's exceptional talents, add this one: political correctness. A day after Trout's agent fired off a missive in which he said the Angels star was disappointed not only at his contract but at being moved from center field to left, Trout addressed the situation with the careful..." March 04

  • Agent of Angels outfielder Mike Trout: Contract falls well short of a fair

    L.A. Daily News "The Angels retained Mike Trout`s services for the 2013 season, but at what cost is unclear. The reigning American League Rookie of the Year will earn $510,000, $20,000 above the major-league minimum. That figure didn't suit Trout's agent, Craig Landis, who responded on behalf of his client in a..." March 03

  • Trout goes from near-MVP to MUP (Most Underpaid Player)

    Orange County Register "Mike Trout is about to gain another distinction: Most underpaid player in the majors. It's not something a player aspires to, but it's the natural result for any player who achieves so much so young in a system that is designed to reward service time. As soon as Saturday, the Angels are..." February 28

  • Mike Trout, not Detroit Tigers' Miguel Cabrera, tops MLB Network's Top 100 player rankings

    Michigan Live "An American League MVP award, and the Triple Crown in 2012. But apparently Miguel Cabrera isn't the best player in baseball right now. That honor goes to Los Angeles Angles outfielder Mike Trout, at least according to MLB Network's Top 100 Right Now list. Cabrera actually finished third, behind..." February 27

  • Can Mike Trout Get Even Better? Who Replaces Torii?

    Halos Heaven "Could it even be possible that Mike Trout will get better than he was last season? We've all heard of the "sophomore slump", so a slight regression would be expected. Angels outfielder Mike Trout prepares for his first full season in the Majors - angels.com. "When he first came up, to me, he..." February 20

  • Albert Pujols sees a lot of himself in Mike Trout

    Los Angeles Times "To his right on a podium lined with three Angels stars, Albert Pujols saw a reflection of himself. There was 21-year-old phenom Mike Trout, fresh off a 2012 season in which he won American League rookie-of-the-year honors and placed second in most-valuable-player voting, answering questions..." February 14

  • Angels itching to let Josh Hamilton, Albert Pujols and Mike Trout loose

    National Post "Jered Weaver has no idea how he would pitch to the Los Angeles Angels’ loaded lineup featuring Albert Pujols, Josh Hamilton and reigning AL Rookie of the Year Mike Trout. Not his problem. For that, he is thankful. Weaver will get to watch the Angels’ big boppers do their thing each day. And..." February 14

  • Mike Trout honored at Philadelphia Sports Writer's banquet

    Newark Star-Ledger "Mike Trout made it home for dinner. The Millville native and American League Rookie of the Year spent one of his final nights in South Jersey — he'll head to spring training shortly — at the Crowne Plaza in Cherry Hill Monday, accepting the Philadelphia Sports Writers Association honor of Pro..." January 29

  • Here's a little dreaming about what Trout could do

    Halos Heaven "With the recent speculation about if it would even be possible to trade Mike Trout, I started thinking about what Trout's career could end up looking like when in about 25 years we look back as he is inducted into the Hall of Fame. Rather than go with the Lyle Spencer/ Halowood "I have no..." January 03

  • Mike Trout, baseball's best player, is denied MVP award

    Hardball Talk "In handing Miguel Cabrera the American League MVP award, the voters weren't making a statement that Cabrera's four additional points of batting average, his 14 homers or even his 56 RBI made him a better player than Mike Trout last season. Because this isn't really about who was the better..." November 15

  • Mike Trout: Being part of MVP talk with Miguel Cabrera incredible

    Detroit Free Press "Mike Trout was asked this week what about Miguel Cabrera most awes him. "His swing," Trout said. "Especially watching it from centerfield (while I'm) playing defense. He's fouling off pitchers' pitchers. But once you leave that one over the plate, he doesn't miss it. It's pretty cool to..." November 15

  • Cabrera over Trout for MVP is the right call

    Orange County Register "This is not an argument about two different visions for the future of our country. This is not the Big Bang vs. intelligent design vs. evolution. This is a case of two very different, very extraordinary American League players having two very different, very extraordinary seasons, with one..." November 14

  • Mike Trout wins AL rookie of the year

    Philly.com "The accomplishments on the field were astonishing, which is why Millville's Mike Trout became the unanimous winner of the BBWAA's American League rookie of the year award Monday night. What's equally compelling is the story about Mike Trout the young man. He turned 21 in August and when his..." November 13

  • Miguel Cabrera's biggest threat to AL MVP award: Rookie Mike Trout

    Detroit Free Press "The opposition: Mike Trout Mike Trout's biggest edge on Tigers third baseman Miguel Cabrera in the American League MVP voting could be called the "supernova" advantage. Everyone knew entering the season that Cabrera was a rare descendant of Hall of Famer Ted Williams -- capable of hitting for a..." November 11

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