TEMPE, Ariz. — No news is not necessarily good news — or bad news — regarding contract talks between the
"I haven't heard anything lately," said Trout, whose agent has been in discussions with the Angels for months on an extension that many expect to be in the nine-figure range. "I don't know if that's good or bad."
Is the fact that an agreement has not been reached with only a week left before opening day an indication that talks have hit a snag?
"No, no," Trout said, before realizing he had already said more than he wanted to on the subject. "We're just getting ready for the season."
In fact, he gave the Angels and their fans a scare Sunday when he appeared to roll his left wrist while attempting a diving catch in the left-center field gap. Trout's glove came off his hand, and he got up slowly, but he remained in the game.
Although he isn’t in the lineup for Monday’s exhibition game against the
"I think the rug burn hurt more than the fall," Trout said. "I'm not sore or anything today. I'm good to go."
In other Angels news Monday morning, Manager
But that doesn’t mean Blanton, the struggling right-hander, is in the rotation.
"That's ideal, but not at the expense of losing a guy who can help you hold leads," Scioscia said. "With the off-days we have in April, hopefully we can get going without maybe having to have the traditional length in the bullpen."
De La Rosa, sidelined by a forearm strain, is scheduled to throw another bullpen session Monday and hopes to pitch in a game by Wednesday, but he still appears doubtful for opening day. Burnett, who had a setback with his elbow Friday, threw long-toss Monday and hopes to throw a bullpen session Tuesday.