Posted: Sunday March 3, 2013 11:24 AM

Angels' Trout takes high road on salary, position

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TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) - Mike Trout is taking the high road about his salary and his position in the outfield, one day after his agent directed a statement at the Los Angeles Angels about both of them.

Trout said Sunday that he just wants to be in the lineup every day and that his time to make big money will come if he keeps producing the way he did last season, when he was voted AL Rookie of the Year and just missed out on winning the MVP.

The Angels renewed his contract Saturday for $510,000, just $20,000 above the league minimum, prompting his agent Craig Landis to call it well short of a "fair contract.''

Landis went on to say that Trout would put the disappointment behind him, just as he had when he learned that he would not be the Angels' primary center fielder this season.

 
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