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Trout: Manager part of Derby decision

Updated: July 14, 2014, 6:03 PM ET
By Jayson Stark | ESPN.com

MINNEAPOLIS -- Baseball wanted Mike Trout in the Home Run Derby. American League captain Jose Bautista wanted Mike Trout in the Home Run Derby. But Trout said Monday that he decided not to participate after his manager, Mike Scioscia, "told me his opinion of it."

Trout said the Angels' manager "was leaning toward me not to do it." He said Scioscia's biggest concern was "the full-out swings you take over a period of time, and just the wear and tear on your body."

Trout was ...

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