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Mets preparing to reel in Angels' Trout

ATLANTA - Angels outfielder Mike Trout has an All-Star history against the Mets.

Trout singled against former Met R.A. Dickey in his first-ever All-Star appearance in 2012 and followed up with another base hit against right-hander Matt Harvey in last year's Midsummer Classic played at Citi Field.

As the Mets head to California for a three-game series against the Angels this weekend, New York is looking forward to seeing more of the young phenom.

"Obviously, he's a well-rounded player, a guy who seems like he can do it all," Mets third baseman David Wright said. "Hopefully, he doesn't do it all against us, but anytime you play this game, you appreciate the skill level a guy like that has."

Trout, 22, has finished second in the American League Most Valuable Player vote in back-to-back seasons and led the Major Leagues in Wins Above Replacement both in 2012 and 2013.

"I'm a baseball fan, and I love to see the best players like anybody else," Mets manager Terry Collins said. "You don't want him to really do well against you, but I'd like to see this kid play. I've never seen him play."

Joe Morgan is an associate reporter for
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