Los Angeles Angels: Trevor Reckling

Mega-prospect Mike Trout reassigned

March, 14, 2011
3/14/11
3:57
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The Angels reassigned their top prospect, outfielder Mike Trout, to minor league camp Monday along with nine other players. Trout, 19, batted .211 in 19 at-bats with four walks and five strikeouts in his first major-league camp.

He likely will begin the season at Double-A Arkansas. Trout, who is among the fastest players in professional baseball, is widely considered either the No. 1 or No. 2 prospect in the game alongside Washington’s Bryce Harper.

The Nationals reassigned Harper to minor league camp Saturday.

The other Angels players reassigned to the minor-league side were left-handed pitcher Trevor Reckling; 7-foot-1 right-hander Loek Van Mil; outfielders Angel Castillo, Jeremy Moore and Travis Witherspoon; and infielders Gabe Jacobo, Efren Navarro, Darwin Perez and Jean Segura.

The Angels now have 47 players in their spring-training clubhouse, a number they’ll have to trim to 25 in the next 16 days.

Also, Scott Kazmir pitched in a ‘B’ game against Colorado Rockies minor-leaguers Monday and allowed two hits and a run in four innings. Kazmir threw 76 pitches and walked three and struck out four in a 4-2 Angels win. He is on track to be the Angels’ No. 4 starter.

Kazmir was among the least-effective starters in the American League last year, going 9-15 with a 5.94 ERA.

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TEAM LEADERS

WINS LEADER
C.J. Wilson
WINS ERA SO IP
2 4.21 28 25
OTHER LEADERS
BAM. Trout .319
HRA. Pujols 6
RBIA. Pujols 14
RM. Trout 14
OPSM. Trout 1.019
ERAG. Richards 2.84
SOC. Wilson 28