TEMPE – The Angels have agreed to terms on a 12-year contract with OF Mike Trout. Today’s announcement was made by Vice President/General Manager Billy Eppler.
“This is an exciting day for Angels fans and every player who has ever worn an Angels uniform,” owner Arte Moreno said. “Mike Trout, an athlete whose accomplishments have placed him among the greatest baseball players in the history of the game, has agreed to wear an Angels uniform for his entire career.”
“This is where I wanted to be all along,” Trout said. “I have enjoyed my time as an Angel and look forward to representing the organization, my teammates and our fans for years to come. I want to thank Arte and Carole Moreno for their efforts. Their leadership and commitment to winning played a key role in my decision. Thanks also to my teammates, coaches, John Carpino, Billy Eppler and his Baseball Operations staff, the entire front office and Angels fans for all their support. It has made a tremendous difference not only for me, but for my family as well!”
The Angels will host a press conference at Angel Stadium at 3:00 p.m. on Sunday prior to the opener of the annual Freeway Series. The event will take place in front of the Home Plate Gate and members of the public are encouraged to attend. Media are asked to arrive early to secure positioning. 2019 Angels regular season credentials, 2019 Angels daily credentials, 2019 BBWAA cards and 2019 MLB-issued credentials will all be accepted. Media members will be able to pick up their 2019 Angels season credentials at the Angels media will call (Ticket Will Call window 26) beginning at 1:00 p.m.