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Angels praise Mike Trout for 'prioritizing personal values'

The Los Angeles Angels publicly praised Mike Trout "for prioritizing his personal values over commercial self-promotion" a day after baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred said the All-Star outfielder would be an even bigger star if he would spend more time marketing himself.

The team released a statement Wednesday congratulating Trout on his performance in the All-Star Game in Washington, then extolled the time he spends visiting hospitals, schools and charities and the quality time he spends with family.

"We applaud him for prioritizing his personal values over commercial self-promotion," the statement said. "That is rare in today's society and...

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