Mike Trout RUMORS & NEWS

  • 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

  • Don't blame Mike Trout for Major League Baseball's problems

    USA Today "Mike Trout is not to blame for Major League Baseball’s problems. The Los Angeles Angels outfielder found himself thrust into the middle of a controversy this week after MLB commissioner Rob Manfred put the onus on Trout for not being a bigger star, the intimation being that..." July 19

  • Not even the commissioner can lure Mike Trout into ‘petty’ feud

    New York Post "Nice try, Rob Manfred. The MLB commissioner said Tuesday that Angels superstar Mike Trout would be an even bigger star if he would spend more time marketing himself. But it turns out not even the commissioner can bait him into a public media feud. Trout is known for largely..." July 19

  • Angels fire back at MLB commissioner Rob Manfred, call Mike Trout ' exceptional ambassador'

    USA Today "In a startling rebuke of Major League Baseball commissioner Rob Manfred, the Los Angeles Angels on Wednesday issued a vigorous defense of All-Star outfielder Mike Trout, touting his commitment to promoting the game and his work in the community.  The Angels' statement, which..." July 18

  • Mike Trout as recognizable to Americans as NBA’s Kenneth Faried

    Hardball Talk "On Monday, the Washington Post cited Q Scores, a firm that measures consumer appeal of personalities, with regard to Angels outfielder Mike Trout. According to Q Scores, Trout is as recognized to Americans as NBA forward Kenneth Faried, who has spent seven seasons with the Denver Nuggets and is..." July 18

  • Mike Trout: Angels not reaching postseason has been ‘frustrating’

    Larry Brown Sports "Mike Trout has done just about everything a player can as an individual. He’s won Rookie of the Year, AL MVP, and he’s been named to seven straight All-Star teams. But one thing he hasn’t done much of is playing in the postseason. And he says that is..." July 18

  • Mike Trout: Halfway to one of the greatest seasons in baseball history

    USA Today "When the greatest player of his time reaches the halfway point of his greatest season to date, it would be delinquent not to pause and ponder where he stands and where he may be headed. And in what will come as a surprise to few, Mike Trout is, indeed, on track for one of the greatest..." June 29

  • Angels' Mike Trout says finger improving, hopes to play field 'in a few days'

    ESPN "Los Angeles Angels star Mike Trout threw Tuesday -- the first time he's done that in a week -- and reported improvement in his sprained right index finger. However, Trout again did not play center field Tuesday night against Boston, instead serving as the..." June 27

  • Mike Trout playing DH through 'painful' finger sprain

    The Score "On Thursday night, Mike Trout acted as the Los Angeles Angels' designated hitter for the second straight game, as the superstar played through a finger sprain and is unable to throw. The natural center fielder hasn't been stationed in the outfield since Monday,..." June 22

  • Mike Trout DHing for Angels due to finger issue

    Larry Brown Sports "Mike Trout will only have limited availability for the Los Angeles Angels over the next few days. Trout is being bothered by a strained right index finger, which is preventing him from throwing. Because of the injury, he is just serving as the Angels’ DH on Thursday and not..." June 21

  • Mike Trout Has Been Nearly Impossible to Get Out

    The Big Lead "Mike Trout is on pace to have the highest WAR season in Major League Baseball history. It takes a special effort to improve upon his previous seven stellar years. Leading the league in runs, homers, walks, on-base percentage, OPS, total bases, and intentional walks qualifies. And as we..." June 20

  • Mike Trout has no interest in Home Run Derby

    Larry Brown Sports "A Home Run Derby trophy is one of the only pieces of individual hardware that Mike Trout has yet to collect, but that may not change any time soon. Speaking with reporters on Monday, the Los Angeles Angels superstar said that he would not be participating in this year’s..." June 19

  • Mike Trout had X-rays after fouling a ball off his leg

    Hardball Talk "The bad news: Angels outfielder Mike Trout fouled a ball off his leg in the eighth inning of last night’s game against the Mariners and it looked like it hurt. The good news: he stayed in the game and promptly hit his second home run of the night in the same at bat,..." June 12

  • Why Yankees have a better shot at adding Trout than Harper

    Newark Star-Ledger "There probably will be a lot of good-natured back and forth between Yankees fans on social media this week with the Washington Nationals playing interleague games at Yankee Stadium on Tuesday and Wednesday nights. The biggest sidebar to this potential World Series preview..." June 12

  • Will Mike Trout sign an extension if Angels keep missing the postseason? 'I don't know the answer' to that

    CBS Sports "At 37-29, the Los Angeles Angels sit in third place in the AL West. They're 4 1/2 games back of both the division lead and the second wild-card spot, and SportsLineputs their postseason odds at 19.2 percent. Those odds are sixth best among the 15 AL teams. The..." June 11

  • Trout on Ohtani injury: 'We're all bummed'

    MLB.com "Mike Trout missed more than six weeks last season after tearing a thumb ligament on a headfirst slide into second base, so he understands the frustration that Shohei Ohtani is likely experiencing after being diagnosed with a Grade 2 sprain of the ulnar collateral ligament in his right elbow...." June 09

  • Mike Trout proves again why he’s the greatest show in baseball

    New York Post "The Angels arrived in The Bronx on Friday with all eyes on Shohei Ohtani. With each passing crack of the bat Saturday night, Mike Trout served a not-so-subtle reminder that he, too, still is good at baseball. The two-time AL MVP went 5-for-5 with three doubles, three runs..." May 27

  • Mike Trout mired in career-worst 0-for-19 slump

    The Score "The Los Angeles Angels have lost three straight games and their best player isn't hitting. All-star outfielder Mike Trout hasn't recorded a hit in his last 19 at-bats, a career-worst stretch. His last hit came on May 11, dropping the 26-year-old's..." May 18

  • Mike Trout is on pace for the greatest season in MLB history

    ESPN "The greatest season in major league history, according to Baseball-Reference.com's wins above replacement, was Babe Ruth's 1923. That's probably not the Babe Ruth season you're thinking of: not the one in which he became a two-way star (8.0 WAR) or the one in which he outhomered..." May 18

  • Angels star Mike Trout is still getting better, especially on defense

    Orange County Register "While Shohei Ohtani is the baseball world’s new fascination, and Albert Pujols is on the verge of adding yet another line to his Hall of Fame resume, the constant hum in the background is Mike Trout. Just the best player in the world, subtly pushing the bar ever higher in the prime of his..." May 01