Los Angeles Angels Superstar Wants Life Ban For PED Users

Los Angeles Angels superstar Mike Trout has remarked that athletes using banned performance enhancing drugs should be out of the game if caught. Trout added sport cheaters take away from the guys who are working hard every day and doing it all-natural.

The American League Rookie of the Year last season, Trout, remarked he is frustrated by players who use performance enhancing drugs. He added some people just are just trying to find that extra edge and went on to add it is tough as a guy that goes out there and plays hard every day and puts 110 percent effort. Trout said see there’s a list of guys that are on the list and it’s good that MLB caught them and they’re moving in the right direction with suspensions and stuff. The 22-year-old Los Angeles Angels star is batting 330 this season with 20 home runs, 73 RBIs, and 26 stolen bases and said he thinks it is important for young players to pave the way for a cleaner game.

The American professional baseball outfielder for the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim of Major League Baseball (MLB) had a breakout season in 2012 and won the American League (AL) Rookie of the Year Award, winning a Silver Slugger Award, and finishing runner-up to Miguel Cabrera in the AL Most Valuable Player (MVP) Award voting. Born on August 7, 1991 Michael “Mike” Nelson Trout and nicknamed “The Millville Meteor”, Trout led the league in many statistical categories, including runs scored, stolen bases with 49, and wins above replacement with a 10.4 mark. In July 2010, he was named the second-best overall baseball prospect by Baseball America and was ranked number one by ESPN’s Keith Law in his 2011 top 100 prospects list.

In the 2009 MLB draft, Mike Trout was drafted by the Angels 25th overall and he began his professional career for the Arizona Angels in 2009 and finished the season playing for the Cedar Rapids Kernels of the Class A Midwest League, hitting .267/.421/.267 over 20 plate appearances in five games. At just 19 years and two months, Trout was the youngest player to be named 2010 J.G. Taylor Spink Award as the Topps Minor League Player of the Year. On July 24, 2011 Trout hit his first major league home run against Baltimore Orioles pitcher Mark Worrell and recorded his first multi-homer game against the Mariners. For the 2011 season, Mike Trout was named Baseball America Minor League Player of the Year after hitting .326/.414/.544 with 11 home runs, 38 RBIs, 82 runs scored and 33 stolen bases in 91 games.

Angels’ slugger Josh Hamilton agreed with views expressed by Trout and claimed the overwhelming majority of players want strict penalties for PED users. Hamilton said he thinks Trout is right on and that’s what he would say 95 percent of the guys in the league want — even playing field, guys coming out here working hard and all-natural and going out there and playing the game.

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