ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — The more the Angels' offense stagnates, the more fans clamor for Mike Trout, the dynamic outfield prospect who is tearing it up at triple-A Salt Lake, to be called up. But there was no indication from Manager Mike Scioscia on Wednesday that the Angels are considering such a move at this time.
“I don’t believe anything is imminent, but when you play at the level Mike is playing at now, you become more of a focal point of fans, the media and the organization,” Scioscia said.
“When a move is made depends on a lot of things. When you’re playing that well, you tend to push the door open for yourself, but right now he will continue to play [at Salt Lake] until something changes.”
The Angels, desperate for a spark last season, promoted Trout, then 19, from double-A Arkansas to the big leagues on July 8, and in two stints in Anaheim, Trout hit .220 with five homers and 16 runs batted in.