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Trout's agent: No contract discussions with Angels

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All-Star outfielder Mike Trout and the Los Angeles Angels have yet to discuss a long-term contract, his agent told the Los Angeles Times this week.

"I'll answer one question on contract talks -- there have been no discussions," Craig Landis, Trout's agent, told the Times. "Obviously, Mike's future is extremely bright. We'll be patient. Mike's a young guy. However it goes, he's going to make a lot of money and be a great player."

The 22-year-old Trout emerged as one of the best young players in baseball last year. He was named the unanimous winner of the 2012 American League Rookie of the Year Award and finished second in the league's MVP voting to Miguel Cabrera.

This season, he picked up where he left off a year ago, batting .324 with 26 home runs, 92 RBIs, 33 stolen bases and an American League-leading 108 runs.

Trout's 2013 salary is $510,000 after the Angels chose to renew his rookie deal at just $20,000 above the league minimum after a stellar 2012 season.

"It was one of those things where (the Angels) own you. They can do whatever they want, and you have to accept it," Trout told the Times. "Everyone goes through it. I'm waiting patiently -- my time will come."

Trout is not eligible for salary arbitration until 2015. He said he would like to stay with the Angels but would be willing to listen to other offers when he becomes a free agent after the 2017 season.
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