Los Angeles Angels’ GM Perry Minasian Confirms Mike Trout As Starting Center Fielder

Speculation surrounding Mike Trout’s future with the Los Angeles Angels has been a hot topic this offseason, but GM Perry Minasian has consistently debunked these rumors. While Trout’s commitment to the Angels was evident, questions remained about his position, especially after the signing of center fielder Aaron Hicks.

On Monday, Minasian put those questions to rest, confirming that Mike Trout would remain the starting center fielder for the Angels. Throughout his illustrious 13-year career, Trout has primarily patrolled center field, participating in 1,320 games in that role. He has made occasional appearances in left field (124 games), served as a designated hitter (76 games), and played right field (17 games).

However, center field is where Trout has truly excelled, winning the Wilson Defensive Player of the Year award in 2012. Even today, when he’s healthy, Trout ranks among the league’s top outfielders. For now, the Angels have no intentions of moving the 32-year-old from his familiar position.

While Trout’s status as the Angels’ center fielder is secure, it’s worth noting that the MLB landscape can change rapidly, leaving room for unexpected developments in the upcoming season.