Tag:2012 awards
Posted on: December 2, 2011 7:27 pm

MLB rules Mike Trout will be a rookie in 2012

Mike TroutBy C. Trent Rosecrans

Angels outfielder Mike Trout is once again your favorite for 2012 American League Rookie of the Year.

Three weeks after it was revealed Trout wouldn't be eligible for the award next year because of a technicality, Major League Baseball ruled him a rookie for 2012.

The problem was that Trout received credit for service time while he was actually in the minors because he was on option for fewer than 20 days before being recalled, pushing him over the limit of 45 days on a major league roster for rookie status. While he has 55 days of service time, Trout was on the active 25-man roster for just 38 days, so MLB ruled he would indeed be considered a rookie for 2012.

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