Angels not interested in trading Trout - Eppler

Los Angeles Angels general manager Billy Eppler insisted the MLB outfit have no interest whatsoever in trading star outfielder Mike Trout.

Trout, 24, is one of the Angels' key figures but there are reports the Los Angeles franchise should cash in on the four-time All-Star for a bundle of players following a potentially season-ending injury to pitcher Garrett Richards.

However, Eppler said the 2014 American League (AL) MVP - who signed a six-year contract extension worth $144million two years ago - is going nowhere.

"We have no intent or desire to consider moving Mike Trout - he's not moving," Eppler told FOX Sports.

"He's an impact player, a huge piece in a championship core."

Before Friday's game against the Tampa Bay Rays, Trout had tallied seven homers, 16 runs and 22 RBIs for the Angels (13-15).

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