Mike Trout RUMORS & NEWS

  • Angels, Trout had discussions about 'lifetime' contract

    Fanrag Sports "Los Angeles Angels superstar Mike Trout was that rare young positional superstar who took a long-term deal with his team, and sources say the idea of a “lifetime” 14- or 15-year deal was even mentioned in talks with the Angels before he and the team settled for a straight six years that brings him..." June 22

  • Mike Trout to travel with Angels, take rehab swings

    ESPN "Mike Trout is set to resume swinging and will travel with the Los Angeles Angels to New York and Boston next week, manager Mike Scioscia said Saturday. Scioscia said Trout's rehab will include holding a bat early next week to determine how his thumb responds to increased activity. Trout, the..." June 18

  • Angels' Mike Trout thinks he could return from thumb surgery before All-Star Game

    Bleacher Report "Los Angeles Angels center fielder Mike Trout said Tuesday he believes returning before the All-Star Game on July 11 is a "possibility," according to the Los Angeles Times' Pedro Moura. Trout has been out since May 29 after he was diagnosed with a torn ligament in his left thumb. After..." June 14

  • AL All-Star voting update sees Aaron Judge overtake Mike Trout as top vote getter

    CBS Sports "On Tuesday, Major League Baseball released the second update to American League All-Star fan voting. Here's a look at who could be starting the July 11 exhibition. The biggest change? New York Yankees outfielder overtaking the injured Mike Trout as the leading vote getter. Judge continues to be..." June 06

  • Mike Trout says he'll wear a hand guard, still will slide headfirst

    ESPN "Mike Trout was considerably sore and probably a little bit woozy, but he still made his way to Angel Stadium by late Wednesday afternoon, hours after undergoing surgery to repair the ulnar collateral ligament and dorsal capsule of his left thumb. He wanted to be there in case Albert Pujols..." June 04

  • Mike Trout gets ready for rest and rehabilitation after surgery on left thumb

    Los Angeles Times "Mike Trout sprinted toward second base Sunday afternoon in Miami, seeking his 10th stolen base of 2017. As he neared the base, he dropped his body into a headfirst slide, like he has thousands of times in two decades dedicated to baseball. This time, Trout’s peripheral vision informed him the..." June 04

  • Procedure performed on Angels' Trout is 'a little controversial,' medical expert says

    Los Angeles Times "The medical innovation known as an InternalBrace that could help Mike Trout expedite the projected six-to-eight week recovery timeline for his torn left thumb ligament is encouraging but somewhat risky, according to at least one medical expert. Dr. Michael Hausman, chief of elbow and hand..." June 02

  • Mike Trout out 6-8 weeks with thumb injury

    MLB.com "Angels superstar Mike Trout has elected to have surgery to repair the UCL tear in his left thumb. Angels GM Billy Eppler said the reigning American League MVP could be sidelined 6-8 weeks. Trout injured his thumb while sliding into second base during a stolen-base attempt on Sunday afternoon...." May 30

  • Angels' Mike Trout could land on the disabled list for the first time in his career

    CBS Sports "The Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim entered Sunday with a 26-26 record, good for second place in the AL West. Alas, no Halos fan is feeling too happy about things right now. That's in part because the Angels dropped Sunday's game against the Miami Marlins by a 9-2 final, giving them six losses in..." May 29

  • Mike Trout leaves game on Sunday after jamming wrist

    Fanrag Sports "Los Angeles Angels superstar Mike Trout left Sunday’s game against the Miami Marlins in the sixth inning after he jammed his wrist, according to Joe Frisaro of MLB.com. Trout was 0-of-2 prior to exiting. The 25-year-old is having a monster season. Trout entered Sunday’s action boasting a..." May 28

  • Derby for Mike Trout? ‘Probably not’

    Orange County Register "When Mike Trout makes his next appearance at Marlins Park, don’t expect to see him in the Home Run Derby. “I don’t think so, probably not,” Trout said Saturday, when asked if he was planning to participate in the annual slugger showcase the day before the All-Star Game, which is in Miami this..." May 28

  • Is it time for teams to treat Mike Trout like Barry Bonds?

    ESPN "When Mets manager Terry Collins acknowledged this weekend that he had considered walking Mike Trout with the bases loaded, it revived a phrase we don't hear much anymore: the Bonds Treatment. That's what it's called when teams are so afraid of a hitter they continually walk him intentionally..." May 25

  • 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