Mike Trout Speaks Up on Behalf of Tony Clark and MLBPA

"Tell us when and where!!" Trout tweeted.

Mike Trout Speaks Up on Behalf of Tony Clark and MLBPA
Mike Trout of the Los Angeles Angels prepares for a spring training game. (Norm Hall/Getty)
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Following MLB commissioner Rob Manfred saying he was “not confident” there would be a baseball season less than a week after saying he was “100 percent” certain his league would play in 2020, Mike Trout threw his support behind MLBPA director Tony Clark and the union.

Though it was a short one, the reigning AL MVP backed Clark and the MLBPA with a Tuesday tweet. “Tell us when and where!!” Trout tweeted in response to Clark’s statement that MLB’s players are “disgusted” with their commissioner reversing course.

Trout’s first tweet since May is a call back to what Clark said over the weekend after Manfred indicated he may institute a shortened season of 48 to 50 games that would guarantee players their full pro-rated salaries.

“It unfortunately appears that further dialogue with the league would be futile,” Clark said in a statement. “It’s time to get back to work. Tell us when and where.”

Previously, it sounded like Trout had some reservations about starting the season due to concerns about COVID-19. “I obviously want to play as fast as we can. Get to a city, maybe Arizona, they’re throwing out Florida … but being quarantined in a city, I was reading for — if we play —  a couple of months, it would be difficult for some guys,” Trout said in April. “What are you going to do with family members? My wife is pregnant, what am I going to do when she goes into labor — am I going to have to quarantine for two weeks after I come back?”

It appears that, on the surface at least, his concerns have been alleviated.

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