Monday's derby, at San Diego's Petco Park, would have been Trout's first. In recent days, he left open the possibility he would participate. Tuesday, he made up his mind.
"I just don't want to do it," he said. "It's a long two days. Eventually, I'm gonna try to do it, just not this year."
Trout missed his first start of the season Tuesday night against the
"It's been coming for a while," Scioscia said. "He just keeps plowing ahead. It's a good day, with the turf, to get him off his feet a little bit."
The Angels play five more games in the season's first half before they fly home from Baltimore on Sunday evening. After the Tuesday festivities, Trout will spend the rest of the All-Star break in California. Last year, he flew home to New Jersey from the game in Cincinnati.
Trout is besting his career batting average, on-base percentage and slugging percentage this season. Sixteen American Leaguers have hit more homers than his 17 this season.