(TEMPE, Ariz.) — Los Angeles Angels outfielder Mike Trout was the 2012 American League Rookie of the Year and runner-up to Tigers third baseman Miguel Cabrera in the MVP race, but coming into spring training Trout has put on 10 to 15 pounds.
Angels manager Mike Scioscia fielded questions on Tuesday on if his All-Star should give a call to Jenny Craig.
“He’s 21 now, so the weight is not a concern,” Scioscia said of Trout who now weighs 241 pounds coming into Arizona. ”You don’t know how much a body is going to fill out. He’s running great. He feels great. He’s not too far from where he played last year. Everything he has is muscle. His body [composition] is still terrific, from what the trainers tell me.”
“If a player is 28 and he comes in a little heavier, it’s probably more of a concern. These young kids in our lineup are still growing — particularly the kids from Latin America. They’ll start to fill out quicker because of diets and strength and conditioning,” Scioscia added.
Trout addressed the issue on Feb. 14 and said he’ll lose about 5 to -10 pounds by the time Opening Day rolls around on April 1.
“I know where I need to be to start the year,” Trout said.
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Jill Martin, CNN