Mike Trout RUMORS & NEWS

  • 3 reasons why Mike Trout will be MLB's next $300M man

    The Score "In the final installment of this three-part series, we look at three reasons why Mike Trout - the inimitable Los Angeles Angels superstar working to distinguish himself as the greatest ballplayer who ever lived - will be the next player to land a $300-million contract. Safest bet Over the past..." August 20

  • Mike Trout doesn't believe David Ortiz will retire

    NESN "Since his announcement last fall, David Ortiz has made one thing very clear to everyone who asks: He’s absolutely retiring at the end of this season. The Boston Red Sox’s legendary DH has been peppered with “Are you sure?” questions all season long thanks to the incredible numbers he’s putting..." July 12

  • Trout proposes to girlfriend with skywriting message

    MLB.com "What do you do for a proposal when you're one of the game's most gifted stars? You can't do the ballpark proposal -- that sort of thing is reserved for fans ... mostly. As was revealed Saturday on social media, Angels star Mike Trout recently proposed to his girlfriend, Jess, using a method..." July 03

  • Mike Trout may be the best player in MLB, but the Angels' future may be the worst

    CBS Sports "From 2012 through 2015, Mike Trout was the best player in baseball. There are those that would argue that Bryce Harper might've now caught up with or even surpassed him for that title. Or that upstarts like Manny Machado might be getting close. Whatever the case, Trout certainly warrants a..." June 17

  • Angels' Mike Trout avoids major injury after being hit in the thumb

    CBS Sports "The baseball world got to breathe a collective sigh of relief after the Angels game on Sunday, because Mike Trout suffered only a thumb contusion after this pitch. Broken bones happen often when players are hit in the thumb/hand/wrist area by pitches, notably those of more than 90 miles per..." June 13

  • Mike Trout has bruised right thumb after getting hit by pitch

    ESPN "Mike Trout left the Los Angeles Angels' 8-3 loss Sunday in the eighth inning with a bruised right thumb after getting hit by a pitch from Cleveland reliever Tommy Hunter. X-rays showed no broken bones for the 2014 AL MVP. After the game, Angels manager Mike Scioscia said Trout is fine and..." June 12

  • Mike Trout hearing from friends, family about trade rumors

    Sportress of Blogitude "Mike Trout’s long-term future with the Los Angeles Angels organization has been a hot topic throughout the early part of the 2016 MLB season, primarily due to how the team has stumbled to a 26-31 start. Trade rumors have been rampant surrounding the 24-year-old slugger, so much so that both..." June 07

  • Trout joins MLB legends with milestone HR

    The Score "If MIke Trout keeps this up, the company he keeps will become more scarce by the milestone. The Angels superstar center fielder added to his increasingly elite resume Saturday night by smacking the 150th home run of his career, making him the eighth player in MLB history to log that many homers..." May 29

  • Will the Tigers Entertain a Mike Trout Trade?

    Baseball Essential "The 2016 season has not been good for the Los Angeles Angels. They currently sit four games under .500 at 20-24, and it doesn’t look like they will turn the corner any time soon. With a barren farm system, their future doesn’t look any brighter. There is some thought that a trade with teams such..." May 24

  • Trout removed from game as precaution

    MLB.com "Angels center fielder Mike Trout tweaked his right ankle while rounding third base in the seventh inning of Sunday's eventual 10-2 win over the Orioles, prompting him to be removed from the game shortly thereafter. The move, however, was merely precautionary." May 23

  • Angels trading Mike Trout is a dumb deal that would make no sense for any team

    Los Angeles Times "One Angel on the disabled list Wednesday, two Angels on the disabled list Tuesday, four starters and a closer and two shortstops already there. General managers are nothing if not opportunistic, even if they cloak that trait in sympathy. "Sorry, buddy. Tough luck. But, hey, if you want to talk..." May 19

  • Mike Trout, Angels Scoff At Idea Of Trade: ‘You Do Not Move Superstar Players’

    NESN "The Internet got a crazy idea about trading Mike Trout. But, spoiler alert: It’s not going to happen. First of all, let’s get one thing straight: It wouldn’t be a terrible idea for the Los Angeles Angels to trade their star center fielder, as ESPN and FanGraphs suggested. Their rotation is keeping..." May 12

  • Could Mike Trout Really Ever End Up In Boston?

    Fenway Nation "For some reason, a number of otherwise solid media types are writing about the Angels trading Mike Trout. That's right, the guy who has won—or seriously contended for—the AL MVP in each of his four (full) MLB seasons. On top of this fantasy is now layered the notion that Red Sox honcho Dave..." May 11

  • Angels GM: 'No intent or desire' to deal Trout

    Fox Sports "The Angels, after losing ace right-hander Garrett Richards to season-ending Tommy John surgery, will not entertain the thought of trading center fielder Mike Trout. The loss of Richards, combined with the continued absence of left-hander Andrew Heaney, will severely compromise the Angels'..." May 07

  • Angels will have to consider trading Mike Trout

    ESPN "Crushing news for Garrett Richards and the Los Angeles Angels as the power-armed right-hander will have to undergo Tommy John surgery. Jeff Passan's report on Yahoo! Sports also says that Andrew Heaney, currently on the disabled list with a strained flexor muscle, is rehabbing in an attempt to..." May 06

  • 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