Mike Trout RUMORS & NEWS

  • Has Mike Trout somehow gotten better?

    USA Today "This weekend, Mike Trout made his first regular-season visit to Citi Field and his first appearance at the Mets’ home park since the 2013 All-Star Game. On Friday afternoon, Trout spent some time in the visitors’ dugout facing a horde of New York media and cheerfully but uninterestingly answering..." May 22

  • The Mets almost decided to walk Mike Trout with the bases loaded

    MLB.com "The Angels fell to the Mets on Saturday, 7-5, but it wasn't without some late drama. The Angels put together a bit of a ninth-inning rally with three singles and two walks, transforming a previous 7-2 deficit into a dicier 7-4 score with Mike Trout due up with the bases loaded. For anybody not..." May 21

  • Trout looks for earlier pitches more often

    L.A. Daily News "Of all the little ways that Mike Trout continues to raise the bar on his performance, you can start with the first pitch. Trout, who had been notorious for often taking first-pitch fastballs down the middle, has so far this season shown a greater willingness to swing at that first pitch. In..." May 16

  • Mike Trout is the best player in baseball, but who's second-best?

    Yardbarker "Like most baseball fans, we at The Comeback have little uncertainty about who is the best player in baseball. It’s Mike Trout, the two-time AL MVP and five-time AL WAR champion. But after Trout, the rankings get murky. We got to thinking, if Trout is the undisputed best player in baseball,..." May 12

  • Scioscia: Trout could return to lineup Thursday

    MLB.com "It appears Mike Trout is on the verge of returning to the Angels' lineup. Manager Mike Scioscia said the reigning American League MVP and AL Player of the Month for April could return Thursday after he was out of the starting lineup for the fifth straight game in Wednesday's series finale..." May 10

  • Trout scratched late vs. Astros with tight hamstring

    MLB.com "Mike Trout was scratched from the Angels' lineup in their 2-1 win over the Astros on Saturday night at Angel Stadium with left hamstring tightness. He is considered day to day. Trout had originally been scheduled to play center field and bat third for the Halos, but his hamstring flared up..." May 07

  • Angels' Mike Trout: Sits second straight game

    CBS Sports "Trout (hamstring) remains out of the lineup Sunday against the Astros, MLB.com's Maria Guardado reports. Trout was a late scratch Saturday due to issues with hamstring tightness that also hampered him during the week." May 07

  • Even when you take Mike Trout's worst performances, he's still an All-Star player

    CBS Sports "Because this is the internet, unanimity on anything proves elusive. That Mike Trout is the best player in baseball, though, comes reasonably close to a sturdy consensus. You're free to disagree, of course, because the freedom to be wrong is an important personal liberty. As for Trout, he's..." May 06

  • Red-hot Mike Trout sidelined with tight hamstring

    Los Angeles Times "Mike Trout did not play in the Angels’ series finale against the Seattle Mariners on Thursday, hampered by tightness in one of his hamstrings. It was a rare “recharge day” for the center fielder, according to Angels manager Mike Scioscia. Trout has started at least 157 of the Angels’ 162 games..." May 05

  • New intentional walk rule left Mike Trout confused on Opening Day

    Sportress of Blogitude "Los Angeles Angeles slugger Mike Trout admits being left somewhat befuddled when the Oakland Athletics utilized Major League Baseball’s new intentional walk rule on Opening Day. The new rule allows teams to issue an intentional walk simply with a signal from the dugout as opposed to the..." April 05

  • 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