Angels outfielder Mike Trout refuses to talk about contract negotiations
Trout, who led the American League in walks and runs scored last season, won’t be eligible for arbitration until 2015 and there has been speculation that Trout could command a $300 million contract.
“I know what you guys are going to ask,” Trout said, via ESPN.com. “I’m here to get ready for the season. I don’t want to comment on the contract negotiations and stuff. I’m here to just get ready to prepare myself for the upcoming season.”
“It’s just been crazy, and it’s still going on,” Trout said. “As a kid, I always wanted to be here in a place where I could compete in the big leagues. Now I’m here and I’m living it up.”
Trout, 22, hit .323 with 27 home runs and drove in 97 runs last season, finishing second in AL Most Valuable Player voting for the second straight year.