But Trout is torn about participating in the
"I don't know yet, to tell you the truth," said Trout, who is batting .314 with a team-high 18 home runs and 59 runs batted in. "It's kind of a weird topic for me right now. I have mixed feelings. I want to do it and I don't want to do it."
"As a fan, you're interested in it, it's a fun part of the All-Star experience, but I know the grind it takes to go through that, and it's affected more players' second halves than helped players," Scioscia said.
"I don't think it's as much the changing of the swing. It's the volume of full-gorilla swings. It's a lot of swings in a short amount of time. It's like you're on a driving range; you're not finessing. They're letting the shaft out from the beginning. It takes a toll on your body."
Trout, 22, hit a prodigious home run Friday night in Kansas City that, according to
But he's also played in all but four games this season, and if he adds the Monday night home run derby to the Tuesday night All-Star game and the travel to and from Minnesota, he won't get much of an All-Star break.