Mike Trout RUMORS & NEWS

  • Mike Trout: Angels can't let injuries 'derail' season

    The Score "The Los Angeles Angels were on the receiving end of some bad luck Monday, as Shohei Ohtani and Andrelton Simmons were injured on back-to-back plays in the eighth inning. Angels superstar Mike Trout wants his teammates to stay positive amid the injuries. "We can't..." May 21

  • Mike Trout to rejoin Angels on Monday

    Hardball Talk "Angels outfielder Mike Trout, absent for the last five days due to a groin injury, will rejoin the team ahead of a three-game series with the Rangers in Texas beginning on Monday, ESPN reports. Trout underwent an ultrasound, which the Angels said “showed further..." April 15

  • Mike Trout will join team in Texas, could return against Rangers

    CBS Sports "Angels center fielder Mike Trout, who's off to a legendary start in 2019, hasn't played since April 9 because of groin injury. The Angels recently raised the possibility that Trout would return to the field by Monday. The club provided a more detailed update on..." April 14

  • Joe Maddon wants Trout to be MLB's logo: He could be our Jerry West

    The Score "Los Angeles Angels outfielder Mike Trout is sitting out his team's series at Wrigley Field due to a groin injury, but the Chicago Cubs are still thinking about the superstar this weekend. Cubs manager Joe Maddon shared his appreciation Friday for the two-time American League MVP,..." April 13

  • Los Angeles Angels' Mike Trout to Miss Series Against the Cubs

    Chicago Sun-Times "Cubs fans will have to wait ’til next time to see baseball’s biggest star, Mike Trout, at Wrigley Field. Before the series opener Tuesday, the Angels announced that Trout stayed back in Los Angeles to nurse his strained right groin. He’s expected to be re-evaluated..." April 13

  • Mike Trout sits out again

    Hardball Talk "Mike Trout is out of the Angels’ lineup again today. Trout tweaked his right groin Tuesday, sat on Wednesday and the Angels were off yesterday. It was hoped the two days of rest would be enough, but the Angels are being understandably cautious. In part, no doubt, because..." April 12

  • Mike Trout Day-to-Day After Groin Injury Diagnosed as Strain

    Bleacher Report "The Los Angeles Angels announced center fielder Mike Trout was removed from Tuesday's game against the Milwaukee Brewers with a right groin strain and is considered day-to-day.   Trout has been MLB's gold standard since he..." April 10

  • Christian Yelich tips cap to Mike Trout after being robbed of home run

    Larry Brown Sports "Christian Yelich had nothing else to do but tip his cap after being bested by his fellow MVP on Monday night. Yelich drove a pitch from Los Angeles Angels starter Trevor Cahill deep to center to lead off the top of the third. Trout went back and robbed Yelich of a potential home..." April 09

  • Trout is having a season for the baseball gods

    MLB.com "There's something of an old joke in baseball analytics circles that goes like this: "Q: How long into the season must you wait before it's no longer too early to look at the Wins Above Replacement leaderboards?" "A: When Mike Trout is atop..." April 08

  • Trout wins Player of the Week for 1st time in 4 years

    The Score "Los Angeles Angels outfielder Mike Trout was named the American League Player of the Week for the first time in four years on Monday. Trout last earned the award in July 2015. The 27-year-old homered five times during a four-game span against the Texas Rangers and finished..." April 08

  • Mike Trout giving Rangers’ manager ‘nightmares’

    Larry Brown Sports "Los Angeles Angels outfielder Mike Trout so thoroughly dominated the Texas Rangers in the first three games of their weekend series that manager Chris Woodward will be seeing him in his nightmares. Trout has homered in every game against Texas so far. On Friday, he homered twice, and..." April 07

  • Trout suffers leg cramp, escapes serious injury

    ESPN "Mike Trout, playing in his first regular-season game under his record $426.5 million contract, had an injury scare on the most routine of plays in the Los Angeles Angels' season opener against the Oakland Athletics. Taking second base on a fielding error by A's center fielder..." March 28

  • Mike Trout on leaving Angels: ‘It never crossed my mind’

    Philly.com "In his first press conference since agreeing to a 12-year, $430 million contract extension that will keep him in an Angels uniform for the next decade, Mike Trout declared to fans gathered in Anaheim that he had no intention of leaving Southern California. The 27-year-old South Jersey..." March 25

  • Mike Trout: Manny Machado, Bryce Harper free agencies were ‘red flag’

    Larry Brown Sports "Mike Trout chose to forego free agency once again by signing a long-term extension with the Los Angels Angels two years before his previous deal expired, and the star outfielder says what happened with Bryce Harper and Manny Machado was part of the reason he wanted to go that..." March 25

  • Mike Trout says staying with Angels was ‘never a question’

    Larry Brown Sports "There were a lot of rumors about Mike Trout heading home to his native Philadelphia when his contract expired, but that was, apparently, always overblown. At a rally confirming Trout’s 12-year, $430 million deal with the Los Angeles Angels, the outfielder said southern..." March 24

  • Chipper Jones Takes Obvious Shot at Bryce Harper in Tweet Praising Mike Trout

    12 Up "Atlanta Braves legend Chipper Jones wants absolutely nothing to do with your claims that Bryce Harper is the face of baseball. The Hall of Famer took to Twitter in a big way on Friday night to congratulate Mike Trout on his record-breaking contract, while crowning him the face of..." March 23

  • Harper 'very happy' to see Trout land payday

    ESPN "From 2,000 miles away in Florida, Mike Trout's huge payday did not go unnoticed by Bryce Harper as he continues to prepare for his 2019 season debut with the Philadelphia Phillies. Harper famously got in hot water with Major League Baseball after attempting to recruit Trout, a..." March 20

  • Trout extension buys Angels all the time in the world

    The Score "The Los Angeles Angels were running out of time. They knew it, too. For the better part of the last decade, the Angels squandered the mind-boggling excellence of Mike Trout, who couldn't singlehandedly transform a too frequently unlucky or mismanaged franchise into a..." March 19

  • How Angels won Mike Trout, who knows what Philadelphia is like

    New York Post "Bryce Harper was supposed to end up in Southern California and Mike Trout in Philadelphia. Oh well. Harper, who is from Las Vegas and loves the star life, projected as a natural fit for the Dodgers, who would give him proximity to home and Hollywood. But Los Angeles offered..." March 19

  • Sources: Angels, Mike Trout near $430M extension

    ESPN "Star center fielder Mike Trout and the Los Angeles Angels are finalizing the largest contract in professional sports history, a 12-year deal worth more than $430 million that will smash previous records and could keep the greatest player of his generation with the Angels for..." March 19

  • MLB Rumors: Sports agent thinks Phillies have ‘inside track’ to sign Angels’ Mike Trout

    Newark Star-Ledger "Add this one to the list (we all know you have a list) of reasons to believe N.J.’s Mike Trout will be heading home to play for the Phillies after the 2020 season. This week’s Trout-to-Phillies buzz isn’t about Bryce Harper’s..." March 13

  • Bryce Harper explains his willingness to recruit Mike Trout

    Larry Brown Sports "Bryce Harper has made no secret of the fact that he’s going to try to bring Mike Trout to Philadelphia when the time comes. The new Philadelphia Phillies outfielder finds it pretty simple to explain why. In his mind, it’s a natural fit for Trout to return to his hometown..." March 11

  • Tony La Russa: Harper's comments about Trout disrespected Angels

    The Score "Former major-league manager Tony La Russa doesn't think highly of Bryce Harper's recruitment tactics. Shortly after signing a 13-year, $330-million contract with the Philadelphia Phillies, Harper said he'd try to recruit Los Angeles..." March 07

  • Mike Trout's Historic $400M LeBron-Like Free Agency Is Back on

    Bleacher Report "The sweepstakes for neither Bryce Harper nor Manny Machado really lived up to the hype, yet they still walked away from Major League Baseball's free-agent market with $630 million between them. Makes you wonder how Mike Trout will fare in a couple years, doesn't..." March 07

  • Mike Trout Signed Rookie Card Fetches $186,000 at Auction

    TMZ "Mike Trout has officially reached legendary status ... 'cause after just 8 seasons in the MLB -- his rookie card just sold for an INSANE $186,000!!! Okay ... it ain't just your average rookie card -- it's signed AND numbered to only 25 ... but that price puts the..." March 06

  • Harper-Trout 2020 is a ticket Philly fans could totally get behind

    SB Nation "Bryce Harper may have just signed the largest free-agent contract in MLB history, but apparently he’s not satisfied with the status quo. To put it more bluntly, he wants a Robin to his Batman in Philadelphia for the long haul. On Tuesday, Harper went on..." March 06

  • Bryce Harper not backing off Mike Trout recruiting amid tampering talk

    Larry Brown Sports "Bryce Harper is facing a potential fine from Major League Baseball for the comments he made this week about wanting Mike Trout to join him in Philadelphia, but the star outfielder has given no indication that he plans to apologize. Harper was asked on Wednesday about the reports that..." March 06

  • Angels contact MLB about Bryce Harper tampering with Trout

    Larry Brown Sports "The Los Angeles Angels have contacted MLB about a tampering grievance involving Bryce Harper and Mike Trout, according to a report. Ever since signing with the Philadelphia Phillies, Harper has made clear his intentions to recruit Trout. During his introductory press conference on..." March 06

  • Bryce Harper makes it clear he'll recruit Mike Trout to Philly in 2020

    Sportsnaut "New Philadelphia Phillies superstar Bryce Harper has designs on tag-teaming with Mike Trout in 2020, assuming the latter hits free agency. In an interview with SportsRadio 94WIP in Philadelphia Tuesday, Harper made it crystal clear that he’s going to be pushing Trout to sign in..." March 05

  • Bryce Harper fell short of $400 million, but Mike Trout and several other candidates could soon come close

    CBS Sports "Bryce Harper's $330 million contract with the Phillies doesn't give him the highest average annual value or even the highest overall value once you adjust for inflation. It is, however, the highest total dollar figure ever guaranteed to an MLB player, and..." March 05

  • MLB Rumors: Angels’ Mike Trout’s next contract will crush the massive deals signed by Harper, Machado

    Newark Star-Ledger "If Manny Machado is worth 10 years and $300 million to the San Diego Padres, and Bryce Harper is worth 13 years and $330 million to the Philadelphia Phillies, how much is Mike Trout worth to the Los Angeles Angels? It’s..." March 04

  • Angels are already low-balling Mike Trout

    New York Daily News "The Angels are either masters of negotiation, or pushing for a Mike Trout homecoming. This figure is that laughable. Trout isn’t eligible for free agency until the next presidential election, but The Athletic’s Ken Rosenthal reports the Angels have..." March 04

  • Bryce Harper Talked to Mike Trout 'A Lot' Before Signing $330M Phillies Contract

    Bleacher Report "Before deciding to sign with the Philadelphia Phillies, Bryce Harper sought the advice from one of Major League Baseball's biggest stars who knows the city very well.  After his introductory press conference Saturday, Harper explained the role Mike Trout played..." March 04

  • Angels Have Considered Offering 10 Years, $350MM To Trout

    12 Up "What is there to consider? Mike Trout has two more seasons under team control, meaning the Angels should do everything in their power to lock him into an Angels uniform as soon as possible. The closer Trout gets to free agency, the more likely he is to leave Los..." March 03

  • Bryce Harper hints at recruiting Mike Trout to Philadelphia

    Larry Brown Sports "Bryce Harper has some grand visions of the talent he’s going to recruit to play with him on the Philadelphia Phillies. During his introductory press conference on Saturday, Harper discussed how he hoped his salary would be low enough to ensure that the organization could recruit..." March 02

  • Former MLB GM: Phillies will sign Mike Trout in two years

    Sportress of Blogitude "The ink has barely dried on Bryce Harper’s 13-year, $330 million deal with the Phillies, but that has not stopped the baseball world from speculating that the record-breaking deal may only be the beginning of a Philadelphia baseball renaissance in the coming years. Former MLB..." March 02

  • Mike Trout clarifies remarks about contract negotiations with Angels

    Larry Brown Sports "Mike Trout said Friday that he is more focused on spring training and the upcoming season than any potential contract negotiations with the Los Angeles Angels, but that does not mean the star outfielder is ruling out signing an extension before next year. Trout told reporters that he..." March 01

  • MLB Rumors: Will Phillies pair Bryce Harper with Mike Trout?

    Newark Star-Ledger "If Manny Machado is worth 10 years and $300 million, and Bryce Harper is worth 13 years and $330 million, just how much will Mike Trout get if he’s allowed to hit free agency? That question is theoretical right now, since Trout is under contract for 2019 and..." March 01

  • Phillies set up to hook Mike Trout after signing Bryce Harper

    Sportsnaut "Bryce Harper reportedly signed with the Philadelphia Phillies on Thursday. As big of a deal as that is for Philadelphia and its fans, it could mean even more down the line. Come Opening Day 2021, it’s entirely possible that the Phillies could field an outfield with both Harper and Mike..." February 28

  • Mike Trout sidesteps questions about his future as he opens spring training with the Angels

    Orange County Register "As he begins what could be his penultimate spring training with the Angels, Mike Trout avoided the elephant in the room. Trout, whose contract expires after the 2020 season, would not directly answer questions on Monday about whether extension talks have begun or whether he wants to..." February 19

  • Angels owner says team has not discussed Mike Trout extension

    Los Angeles Times "Angels owner Arte Moreno said Monday during his annual state-of-the-team report at Tempe Diablo Stadium that the team had internal discussions regarding the long-term future of outfielder Mike Trout but negotiations with the two-time American League MVP had not advanced. Trout, who..." February 18

  • Phillies fans keep asking Mike Trout to come to Philadelphia

    NBC Sports Philadelphia "With all the attention on Bryce Harper and Manny Machado this offseason, Phillies fans haven’t forgotten about Mike Trout. A few things stand out here. It’s clear that, despite all the distractions and the fact that Trout is not a free agent, Phillies fans won’t rest..." February 18

  • Angels star Mike Trout touts Philadelphia, says free agent freeze 'not good for baseball'

    USA Today "Mike Trout didn’t offer any glimpse Monday on whether he wants to stay with the Los Angeles Angels when his contract expires in two years, or even if he is having negotiations about a contract extension, but did let the unemployed free agent class know that Philadelphia is a wonderful..." February 18

  • Trout could pass these legends in WAR this year

    MLB.com "In 2018, a former star outfielder for the Angels was inducted into the Hall of Fame. A current star outfielder for the Angels then blew past him on the all-time leaderboard for Baseball-Reference's wins above replacement (WAR). The first, of course, was Vladimir Guerrero, who..." February 03

  • Phillies Want to Pair Mike Trout with Bryce Harper

    Bleacher Report "The Philadelphia Phillies are reportedly trying to maintain financial flexibility with an eye toward a serious push to sign Los Angeles Angels superstar outfielder Mike Trout, who can become a free agent following the 2020 MLB season. On Wednesday, Tom Verducci of Sports Illustrated..." January 17

  • 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

  • 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