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Angels call Mike Trout back to majors

Posted on: August 19, 2011 6:56 pm
Edited on: August 19, 2011 9:20 pm
 
TroutBy Evan Brunell

The Angels will recall Mike Trout from Double-A for Friday night's game, his brother said.

"So the bro is finally heading back to Anaheim," Tyler Trout tweeted out Friday morning. "Hopefully he can help get something started again with the Angels."

It's not clear if the Angels are still harboring division hopes and will use Trout as part of the bench, or if the towel has been thrown in and the young phenom will play regularly the rest of the way. Just 20, Trout hit .213/.279/.492 in an earlier stint with the team over 47 plate appearances. Down on the farm, where Trout was ranked the No. 1 prospect in baseball by CBSSports.com entering the season, he hit .326/.414/.544 in 412 plate appearances with 11 home runs and 33 stolen bases.

The Angels, desperate for offense, already recalled catcher Hank Conger and will give the backstop more playing time behind the dish. Trout, meanwhile, won't play every day but will eat into Vernon Wells' and Bobby Abreu's playing time.

“If he’s out there three days a week, that’ll be great," manager Mike Scioscia told the Orange County Register. Coming off the bench will give us a dimension there.”

“There will be times Bobby and Vernon are not in the lineup, but [Trout’s playing time] is not going to be totally at their expense,” Scioscia added to the Los Angeles Times. “There will be times Peter [Bourjos] needs a break. There will be ways to use Mike that won’t just affect Vernon and Bobby.”

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Angels call Mike Trout back to majors

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Since: Feb 11, 2010
Posted on: August 20, 2011 2:04 am
 

Angels call Mike Trout back to majors

Angels have many problems, this kid(although promising) sucks compared to Abreu and Wells. His playing time will only be at the expense of better players.  Usually that's a scenario for disaster.




Since: Aug 4, 2011
Posted on: August 19, 2011 7:09 pm
 

Angels set to call Mike Trout back to majors

seen him play in high school this kid will be a beast


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