Angels welcome Mike Trout to the team with a prank


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Mike Trout may be the Angels’ top prospect –- as well as the youngest player in camp at 19 years, six months -- but that doesn’t mean he’s beyond being punked by his teammates.

Several times during Monday’s spring training game against Oakland, a message popped up on the right-field scoreboard inviting fans to call “Mike Trout directly with your baseball questions.” Trout’s real cellphone number was included in the message.


The prank was instigated by pitcher Jered Weaver.

-- Kevin Baxter in Tempe, Ariz.