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Rumor: Mike Trout’s future with Angels gets clarity ahead of MLB trade deadline

Mike Trout

As the Los Angeles Angels continue to drop further away from a wild-card spot in the American League, there has been much speculation on the future of Mike Trout with the team.

Trout has eight more seasons remaining on his contract with the Angels, as he is set to be owed $37.1 million for the rest of the years on his deal. This comes after he added 10 more years to his contract via the mega 12-year, $426.5 million agreement he signed off on in 2019.

In any case where either the Angels or Trout would push to part ways, they each would have to work together on such a move. The three-time American League MVP Award winner has a full no-trade clause in his deal.

From the Angels’ standpoint on this matter, they reportedly have no interest in shipping off Trout.

According to the New York Post’s Jon Heyman, the Angels have “never before even considered” trading Trout. The Angels head into the upcoming MLB trade deadline “undecided” on whether they plan on being buyers or sellers, but at the least, they are not aiming to find a taker for Trout.

Heyman also relayed a quote that he characterized as being the “official answer” from the Angels, which noted that teams can “rule out” the possibility of pushing to acquire Trout.

Heyman added that even if the Angels were to look for a suitor for the nine-time All-Star, there is an “expectation” that he would not give the green light to “many places.”

As mentioned, the Angels and Trout would need to come to a resolution on a destination for the outfielder if either side were to push for a trade. The Angels reportedly want to keep Trout on the team, and from the perennial All-Star’s viewpoint, he wants to stay put.

“I signed the contract and this is where I want to be,” Trout said on Tuesday.

The Angels currently hold a 38-46 record, and they are in the midst of a four-game road series with the Baltimore Orioles. As it stands, they sit at 7.0 games back of the Toronto Blue Jays for the third wild-card spot in the AL.