ARLINGTON, Texas —
“I think it’s going to be another thing like last year,” Trout said before Sunday’s season finale against the
Trout entered Sunday leading the league in runs (108) and walks (109), he ranked second in on-base percentage (.431) and triples (nine), third in average (.323) and fourth in slugging percentage (.553). He also has 26 homers and 96 runs batted in.
Though Cabrera didn’t repeat his
But the Tigers won another
"It's a frustrating year from a team standpoint — the slow start hurt us again," Trout said. "We have to figure out a way to come into the spring and avoid that."
Trout will return to his home in south New Jersey after Sunday's game and take a few weeks off before beginning his off-season workout program in late October.
The outfielder created a stir last spring when he reported to camp at a bulky 241 pounds, but he played most of the season at 232 pounds and plans to remain from 225 to 235 pounds over the winter.
"I'm just going to keep doing this — I'm not going to change my approach," Trout said. "I'm having fun. I'm happy with what I'm doing. Staying positive.
"It's a grind. Keeping my body healthy is the main thing. Staying on the field. It all comes down to making the playoffs. That was our goal, and we fell short."