Angels' Trout feeling more comfortable this spring

JIM RICHARDS (Associated Press)

TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) -- Angels outfielder Mike Trout shares a locker room with the likes of Albert Pujols and he still draws a crowd.

That's what happens to players who are linked to Joe DiMaggio, Ted Williams and Pujols as the only players in major league history to hit .320 with 50 home runs and 200 runs scored in their first two full seasons.

On Wednesday, Trout held court with hordes of reporters in the right-field stands at the team's training facility in Tempe. It was a stark contrast to two years ago, when Trout joined other Angels prospects in a corner of the locker room and only sporadically fielded questions.

He said he spent a great deal of the offseason in the woods hunting, and with a trainer to keep up his 235-pound build.