Los Angeles Angels outfielder Mike Trout is unfazed by contract talks. While some players do not like to negotiate new deals in season, Trout will keep talks open according to the Los Angels Times.
Trout and the Angels are believed to be working on a six-year extension near $150 million, but thus far no deal has been announced for the two-time AL MVP runner up.
“It doesn’t matter to me,” said Trout, who signed for $1 million this season. “Nothing bothers me. I go out there and play, man. I don’t worry about any of that stuff.”
Talks between the 22-year-old’s agent and the Angels have been ongoing since the season came to an end. His production this spring makes it clear that contract talk is not affecting his play, he enters Friday with a .444 average.
“I love spring training, but I want to start playing in games that count,” Trout said. “I want to be in Anaheim playing. I’m anxious for opening day. I’m excited. I’m ready to go now.”
Trout finished last season hitting .323/.432/.557 with 27 home runs, 97 RBI, 109 runs scored and 33 stolen bases.