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OC Register: Angels’ Mike Trout win seventh Silver Slugger award

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Angels outfielder Mike Trout won the Silver Slugger for the seventh time in his eight full major league seasons, extending his franchise record. The previous record-holder was Vladimir Guerrero, with four.

The award goes to the top offensive player at each position in each league, as voted by managers and coaches. Trout, 28, beat out the other center fielders in the American League by hitting .291 with 45 homers and a 1.083 OPS.

Only two outfielders have won more Silver Sluggers. Barry Bonds won 12 and Manny Ramírez won eight. Trout is tied with Ken Griffey Jr., Tony Gwynn and Guerrero, who won three with the Montreal Expos before joining the Angels.

Next Thursday, Trout will find out if he won the American League MVP for the third time. He finished in the top three – along with Houston Astros third baseman Alex Bregman and Oakland A’s shortstop Marcus Semien.

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