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AL West Notes: Trout trade rumors, A's injury news

The latest news from around the American League West.

MLB: Baltimore Orioles at Los Angeles Angels Robert Hanashiro-USA TODAY Sports

Everybody knows that the Angels aren't going to trade Mike Trout. That doesn't mean that rumors stop and they don't spread around the baseball world, and their respective clubhouses.

Angels general manager Billy Eppler said that he and Trout had a conversation about the rumors during a recent exchange in the clubhouse. Eppler added that they mainly joked about the matter, with Trout saying "Hey, am I getting moved?" and Eppler responded "Not a chance, brother! You ain't going anywhere."

More from around the American League West:

  • The Oakland A's received some good injury news on both Josh Reddick and Henderson Alvarez. Reddick will not required surgery on his broken thumb and Alvarez starting playing catch yesterday.
  • Defensive shifts are becoming a more controversial topic in baseball each and every day, but there's no argument that they don't work. Just ask the Mariners. A latest report shows that the Mariners have saved 15 runs because of shifts, the most in the major leagues.
  • The deal for the Texas Rangers $1 billion new stadium was signed off on by the Arlington City Council, the easiest hurdle for the project.
  • It hasn't been the easiest season for the Houston Astros, and here are 13 ways that they angered the baseball gods, some potential reasons for their struggles.