Major League Baseball trade season began Monday with the Nationals acquiring Royals closer Kelvin Herrera.
Washington (38-31) is currently only three games behind the young Braves in the National League East, but entered Monday on a three-game losing streak.
Herrera, 28, provides the Nationals with another elite arm out of the bullpen. It is unclear what his role will be, but the teams’ current closer, Sean Doolittle, has been efficient this season.
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And not only has Trout helped the Japanese phenom adapt to life as one of the more hyped players in baseball, but as a member of a big-league clubhouse, as well.
According to ESPN.com, Trout effortlessly made it a point to ingratiate Ohtani with the team early in spring training, as illustrated by an afternoon golf cart ride with outfielders Justin Upton and Kole Calhoun.
I think that kind of symbolizes the type of friendship they have, Grace McNamee, the Angels’ Japanese media liaison, told ESPN.com. Mike has done a really great job breaking the ice for Shohei, and he’s such a great role model. Here’s somebody who’s such a great player and super successful in the major leagues, and he’s so humble and kind and fun. You can see a connection between the two.
Trout said: We see him when he comes in, and he wants to work. He wants to get better at pitching and hitting. As a team, we’re a big family here, so we want to make him feel comfortable.