CBS Sports' Jon Heyman reports that Mike Trout and the Angels are continuing to discuss a six-year extension and the sides are "maintaining a clear sense of optimism that something will eventually get done."
Yahoo! Sports' Jeff Passan first reported last month that the two sides were discussing a six-year deal in the $150 million range, and Heyman says those are still the parameters. A six-year deal would buy out Trout's first three years of free agency but still allow the outfielder to hit free agency again at the age of 29.
Jayson Werth is happy with manager Matt Williams' plans to be aggressive on the basepaths this season.
"The key to stealing bases is being aggressive," Werth said. "We're where we need to be. This will be the first year that it's like this." Many managers -- especially new ones -- talk about being aggressive on the bases in spring training, so we'll see if it comes to fruition with Williams. If it does, Ian Desmond, Bryce Harper, Denard Span, Jayson Werth, Nate McLouth would be among the players whose stolen base totals stand to benefit.
Penny was in camp on a minor league deal but receives his walking papers after allowing seven runs on thirteen hits and a walk over his first four Cactus League innings. The veteran right-hander was attempting a comeback this season after sitting out all of 2013. Slated to turn 36 in May, it's not clear whether Penny plans to seek another job or hang it up.