Trout’s Agent Not Happy With New Angels Deal

Jason Wise/MLB Photos via Getty Images(TEMPE, Ariz.) -- The Los Angeles Angels gave AL Rookie of the Year Mike Trout a contract worth $510,000 on Saturday, which represents a $20,000 increase above the major league minimum. The new deal drew a negative reaction from Trout’s agent, Craig Landis.

“During the process, on behalf of Mike, I asked only that the Angels compensate Mike fairly for his historic 2012 season, given his service time,” Landis said in a statement. “In my opinion, this contract falls well short of a ‘fair’ contract and I have voiced this to the Angels throughout the process. Nonetheless, the renewal of Mike’s contract will put an end of this discussion.”

The 21-year-old Trout has one year, 70 days of major league service and most likely will attain arbitration status following the 2014 season. If he doesn’t sign a long term deal with the Halos, he is expected to become a free agent following the 2017 World Series.

In his first big league season last year, Trout batted .326 with 30 home runs, 83 RBIs, 129 runs and 49 stolen bases.

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