The situation: The slumping Angels could simply wait no longer. Despite all the roster difficulties created by the Albert Pujols signing, the team finally solved them by flat-out releasing what's left of Bobby Abreu and giving Trout the call after the 20-year-old hit a whopping .403/.467/.623 (BA/OBP/SLG) in 20 games for Triple-A Salt Lake.
4hDon Van Natta Jr.
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9hPhotography by Sara Naomi Lewkowicz and Cassandra Giraldo