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[February 14, 2014]  Major League Baseball player notes:

Los Angeles Angels: Trout, Mike

OF Mike Trout is likely to have his contract renewed by the Angels in March, the parties are expected to negotiate a multiyear extension that will make Trout one of the highest paid players in baseball, the Los Angeles Times reported.

Trout, 22, is famous for two things: being the American League MVP runner-up to Detroit 3B Miguel Cabrera the past two years, and being grossly underpaid for his contributions.

He hit .323 with 27 home runs, 97 RBIs, 33 stolen bases and a league-leading 110 walks in 2013, when he made $510,000. However, Trout would be eligible for salary arbitration after the 2014 season if a new deal is not signed.

Minnesota Twins: Raley, Brooks

LHP Brooks Raley was claimed off waivers by the Twins from the Cubs on Feb. 12. Raley, 25, had no record and a 5.14 ERA in nine relief appearances for Chicago last year. He went 1-2 with an 8.14 ERA in five starts for the Cubs in 2012.

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