Mike Trout RUMORS & NEWS

  • Mike Trout proposes change to spring training umpiring

    ESPN "Mike Trout is widely regarded as baseball’s best player, and you’d also be hard-pressed to find a player who is more universally liked than Trout. He seems to have a running banter with almost everyone when he plays, from opposing catchers to infielders, to umpires. It was during one of those..." March 26

  • Angels' Mike Trout is open to playing for U.S. in WBC in the future

    Los Angeles Times "Mike Trout hasn’t contracted a full-blown case of World Baseball Classic fever, but the Angels center fielder and two-time American League most valuable player is warming to the idea of playing in the event after watching the passion and excitement of several first-round games. “I mean,..." March 14

  • Trout considers suiting up for '21 Classic

    MLB.com "Mike Trout said Friday morning that though he's not playing for Team USA in the upcoming World Baseball Classic because of personal reasons, he very well could participate the next time around in the 2021 tournament. Trout will be 29 by then and a 10-year veteran. "It's a fun thing for the..." February 25

  • Mike Trout stays humble, but frustrated with Angels' progress

    USA Today "The world’s best baseball player has a new teammate on each side of his locker in the Los Angeles Angels clubhouse, corner infielder Luis Valbuena to the left, second baseman Danny Espinosa to the right. Yet another newcomer, outfielder Cameron Maybin, is just a couple of stalls away. They’re..." February 20

  • Jered Weaver is going to wear No. 27 with the Padres because he wants to hit like Mike Trout

    MLB.com "Jered Weaver racked up 150 victories and three top-five Cy Young Award finishes with the Angels, but he collected only four singles, with the last coming back in 2012. Not too surprising considering that he's, you know, a pitcher in the American League. But when it came time to pick out his number..." February 20

  • Could California law allow Mike Trout to become a free agent?

    CBS Sports "By any objective measure, Angels center fielder Mike Trout is the best baseball player on the planet right now. He just won his second AL MVP award and could have five. As it stands, he has two MVPs and three second-place finishes. And he just turned 25 in August. Trout signed a six-year..." January 05

  • BBWAA voter who put Mike Trout 7th on AL MVP ballot also voted A-Rod 7th 20 years ago

    Awful Announcing "Since his first full MLB season in 2012, Los Angeles Angels outfielder Mike Trout has been the best overall player in baseball. On Thursday, he was recognized for his excellence, winning his second American League Most Valuable Player award in five seasons. And he’s only 25 years old! No one..." November 18

  • Mike Trout named 2016 American League Most Valuable Player

    Hardball Talk "Angels outfielder Mike Trout was named the 2016 American League Most Valuable Player by the Baseball Writers Association of America. He’s the first Angel to win the award since… himself, two years ago. Trout now has four consecutive top-two AL MVP finishes in the last five years. Trout, 25, had..." November 17

  • MLB scout believes Yankees are gearing up to trade for Mike Trout

    Larry Brown Sports "The Los Angeles Angels had a down year in 2016, but Mike Trout continued to show why many have labeled him the best player in baseball. It would seem crazy for the Angels to consider trading the 25-year-old superstar, but one scout believes the richest team in baseball is going to try to convince..." November 15

  • Report: Trout, Harper not on preliminary U.S. WBC roster

    New York Post "A preliminary 50-player list had to be submitted early in October for the United States team for the World Baseball Classic and neither the Angels’ Mike Trout nor the Nationals’ Bryce Harper is included because neither would commit to the process. The United States GM Joe Torre said it is not a..." November 01

  • Angels' Mike Scioscia thinks Mike Trout is an obvious choice for AL MVP

    Los Angeles Times "Mike Scioscia has always said the most valuable players each year should come from a contending team, a notable viewpoint this year because his team is not one. “I still feel that way,” the Angels’ longtime manager said this week. “I haven’t changed at all.” But, he said, this season is a..." October 01

  • Just a scare for Angels Mike Trout: X-rays negative

    Orange County Register "Mike Trout, who left Wednesday's game after being hit in the left shoulder blade by a pitch, underwent X-rays, which showed no break, on Thursday. Trout said he was sore after Wednesday's game, but he was still hoping to play on Friday" September 29