Mike Trout RUMORS & NEWS

  • Report: Phillies to Make 'Big Play' for Mike Trout in Free Agency

    Sports Talk Philly "Could Philadelphia Phillies Managing Partner John Middleton's pledge to spend "stupid money" extend beyond this offseason? The Phillies — "regardless who they sign this winter" — will make a "big play" for seven-time All-Star and..." January 16

  • Report: Mike Trout Extension With Angels Now 'Unlikely'

    12 Up "Mike Trout has been an absolute superstar for the Los Angeles Angels.  Since his rookie year in 2012, Trout has been named an All-Star seven times, AL MVP twice, and won six Silver Slugger Awards. To say he is the face of the franchise would be an absolute understatement, but all..." January 16

  • Report: Mike Trout contract extension now with Angels is unlikely

    Larry Brown Sports "The Los Angeles Angels are not just worried about trying to win, they’re also concerned about the situation surrounding Mike Trout. Their standout center fielder is signed through the 2020 season and set to become a free agent after that. Talking in the context of the..." January 15

  • Angels in jeopardy of squandering another year of Mike Trout's prime

    CBS Sports "Earlier this week the Los Angeles Angels made their latest move in what has been a quietly active offseason. The Halos inked free agent righty Matt Harvey to what amounts to a one-year "prove yourself" contract. Harvey, who once appeared destined for a nine-figure payday this..." December 20

  • MLB Insider Says Slow Start Could Propel Angels to Offer Mike Trout to Braves

    12 Up "There's no doubt that Los Angeles Angels outfielder Mike Trout is the best active baseball player. With two years remaining on his contract, the Angels need to extend him soon. However, MLB insider Ron Darling had an interesting suggestion for the Angels if things don't..." November 19

  • Phillies should always have an eye on Mike Trout

    Philly.com "Las Vegas has the Phillies as the favorites to sign both Bryce Harper and Manny Machado, the two premier players on this year's free-agent market. It is highly unlikely that they sign both players, and the better move in my opinion would be getting Harper and letting Machado go elsewhere...." November 15

  • Angels owner says contract extension for Mike Trout is priority

    Los Angeles Times "Negotiating a contract extension with outfielder Mike Trout remains a priority for the Angels, but owner Arte Moreno said that club executives have not discussed it with Trout since the season ended. “That’s one of those things that’s always on the front of your..." October 23

  • Mike Trout surpassed 39 Hall of Famers in career WAR in 2018

    USA Today "No one’s here to tell you Wins Above Replacement, or WAR, is a perfect stat, but it’s about the best shorthand we have for assessing baseball players’ all-around contributions to their clubs. If you’re skeptical, check out the career WAR leaderboard and admire..." October 01

  • Mike Trout 'Lifetime' Angels Contract Could Make Him MLB's First $500M Man

    Bleacher Report "At some point, an MLB player will score a contract worth a half-billion dollars. It's an absurd notion, but it's coming. And Mike Trout may be the man to cash in. Heading into this winter, all eyes will be on Bryce Harper and Manny..." September 28

  • Let’s talk about trading Mike Trout

    MLB Daily Dish "The Angels lost 21-3 yesterday to the A’s. The loss brough their season total to 75-78, 20.5 games back of the division, and officially eliminated from postseason. It’s another lost season. Mike Trout hit a home run yesterday. For the season, he’s now..." September 23

  • Report: Angels will try to sign Mike Trout to lifetime deal

    Larry Brown Sports "Mike Trout is set to hit free agency after the 2020 season, but the Los Angeles Angels will attempt to change that. Fancred Sports’ Jon Heyman reports that the Angels are expected to approach Trout about a contract extension this offseason. Heyman notes that many..." September 14

  • Angels' Mike Trout makes a push toward his first Gold Glove award

    Los Angeles Times "For all of Mike Trout’s individual honors — two American League most valuable player awards, AL rookie of the year, five Silver Slugger awards, seven All-Star Game selections and two All-Star Game MVPs — there is one noticeable void on his trophy..." September 13

  • Report: Mike Trout to Be Offered Contract Extension by Angels in Offseason

    Bleacher Report "The Los Angeles Angels could start preparing for their future by discussing a new contract with star outfielder Mike Trout. According to Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic, the team plans to offer a Trout an extension to help determine his long-term plans. However,..." September 09

  • MLB Rumors: Angels' Mike Trout to Braves or Phillies?

    Newark Star-Ledger "We could be getting closer and closer to an unprecedented baseball moment: The sport's best player, Mike Trout, possibly on the trade block this coming winter. If you go by the word of the Los Angeles Angels, Trout isn't going anywhere. But thanks to Ken..." September 07

  • MLB Rumors: Hall of Famer suggests Angels' Mike Trout-to-Phillies offseason blockbuster

    Newark Star-Ledger "Here we go--again. With the 2018 Phillies trying to claw into the postseason, there's always an eye on even bigger things for a franchise with upside and a ton of money to spend in future seasons. When the offseason arrives, expect Manny..." September 05

  • Mike Trout Wears Late Brother-in-law's Name on Jersey a Week After He Dies at 24

    People "Los Angeles Angels star Mike Trout is honoring his late brother-in-law Aaron Cox. The 27-year-old athlete, who hasn’t played since Aug. 1, stepped out on the field Friday at home against Houston Astros wearing a jersey with “A. Cox” on the back. Cox, who..." August 25

  • Report: Angels to activate Trout from DL after 3-week absence

    The Score "The Los Angeles Angels are expected to activate Mike Trout off of the 10-day disabled list ahead of Friday's game against the Houston Astros, according to a report from Jeff Fletcher of the Orange County Register. Trout has appeared in one game since..." August 24

  • Angels' Mike Trout honors brother-in-law with emotional tribute

    Newark Star-Ledger "Los Angeles Angels outfielder Mike Trout, a Millville, N.J. native, paid tribute Thursday to his brother-in-law Aaron Cox, a former minor-league baseball player who died at 24 on Aug. 15. Trout posted his emotional goodbye on Instagram. No details on the..." August 23

  • Mike Trout likely out another week

    Larry Brown Sports "Los Angeles Angels outfielder Mike Trout is still a little ways away from returning to action. According to Maria I. Guardado of MLB.com, Trout is not expected to return to the Angels until their next homestand, which does not begin until Friday. In other words, that’s..." August 19

  • Mike Trout's brother-in-law and Angels prospect passes away

    Sportsnaut "Mike Trout’s absence from the Los Angeles Angels clubhouse over the past few days has been felt. The injured outfielder was tending to a personal matter, with no other information being available. The Angels and Trout reversed course on Wednesday and announced the reasoning for..." August 15

  • Mike Trout may not return from DL when eligible

    Larry Brown Sports "Mike Trout may not be ready to return to the Los Angeles Angels when he is eligible to come off the disabled list on Thursday. Trout is away from the team due to a family matter, and the team is not sure if he’ll be ready to play on Thursday. Trout has not played since..." August 13

  • Mike Trout to DL with right wrist inflammation

    MLB.com "The Angels will have to carry on without Mike Trout for longer than they had hoped. Trout was placed on the 10-day disabled list on Friday with right wrist inflammation, retroactive to Aug. 6. Trout has not played since Aug. 1 after jamming his wrist on an awkward feet-first..." August 10

  • Mike Trout could be back in Angels’ lineup on Friday

    Yardbarker "Mike Trout could be back in the Los Angeles Angels’ lineup before long. Trout has not played since last Wednesday due to a wrist injury. But Angels manager Mike Scioscia said on Wednesday that Trout is feeling better and could be back in the lineup on Friday. " August 08

  • Mike Trout ‘day-to-day’ after cortisone injection

    Sportsnaut "Los Angeles Angels star Mike Trout has missed the last four games with a right wrist injury. On Monday, the club released a statement, noting that Trout received a cortisone injection and is day-to-day. Trout is having another fantastic season. He’s hitting .309/.459/.624 with..." August 06

  • Mike Trout still unable to swing bat three days after jamming wrist

    Larry Brown Sports "Los Angeles Angels outfielder Mike Trout is set to miss his third consecutive game on Saturday after jamming his wrist, and somewhat worryingly, he hasn’t progressed as originally hoped. Trout jammed his wrist sliding last Wednesday against the Tampa Bay Rays and hasn’t..." August 05

  • Mike Trout to miss at least one game with wrist injury

    Larry Brown Sports "Mike Trout is getting a rare day off in Thursday’s game between the Los Angeles Angels and Tampa Bay Rays, and the star outfielder told reporters an injury he suffered on Wednesday night is the reason for that. During the Angels’ 7-2 loss to the Rays on Wednesday, Trout..." August 02

  • Watching Mike Trout Run "Very Impressive" Because of How Much Dirt He Displaces

    The Big Lead "There seems to be an effort afoot to make Mike Trout a superstar. This is a challenge because (1) Mike Trout is a baseball player who is (2) not particularly interesting. ESPN nonetheless did an E:60 piece on Trout, looking for something — anything, really — that might..." July 29

  • Inside the discovery of Mike Trout

    ESPN "Greg Morhardt was the Los Angeles Angels' scout assigned to oversee the Northeast corridor a dozen years ago, and on a beautiful, late-summer day, he watched over a flock of high school-age ballplayers in New Jersey. When somebody mentioned that the last name of the muscular kid with the..." July 29

  • Angels still looking for someone to set the table for Mike Trout

    L.A. Daily News "The Angels are still trying figure out how to best leverage Mike Trout’s talents.  Back on July 4, the Angels moved Trout from the No. 2 to the No. 3 spot in order to get him more opportunities to hit with runners on base. Coming into Sunday afternoon’s..." July 23

  • This Mike Trout stat is simply stunning

    Larry Brown Sports "The theme throughout Mike Trout’s career with the Angels has been that he produces while his teammates fail to keep up. Few things seem to affirm that more than this stat. Houston Astros reporter Brian McTaggart noted before Sunday’s game that Trout had not driven in a..." July 22

  • Social media shows Mike Trout is everything that's right about baseball

    ESPN "The strange back-and-forth between Major League Baseball and the Los Angeles Angels over Mike Trout's popularity, or lack thereof, spawned something unexpected: Appreciation. In the days leading up to the Angels' first second-half game on Friday afternoon, Twitter..." July 22