Los Angeles Angels outfielder Mike Trout figures if he keeps producing like he did during his historic rookie season, he'll be in line for a handsome raise soon enough.

The Angels renewed the contract of the A.L. Rookie of the Year for $510,000 on Saturday, just $20,000 above the major league minimum, prompting an angry response from Trout's agent, Craig Landis.

Trout took the high road Sunday, insisting, "I'm just happy to be in the lineup."

"My time will come," said Trout, who had a base salary of $482,500 last season and likely will be eligible for arbitration after the 2014 season.

  • Chicago Cubs pitcher Matt Garza will start the season on the disabled list because of an injured muscle in his side.

  • Texas pitching prospect Martin Perez has broken his left forearm after being hit by a Brad Miller line drive during the Rangers' 7-6 loss to Seattle. Perez, a left-hander, isn't expected to throw for four weeks. It then will take several weeks of rehabilitation before he could pitch in the major leagues.

  • Trying to come back from a torn elbow ligament, St. Louis shortstop Rafael Furcal was told to shut down baseball activities.

  • Detroit says reliever Brayan Villarreal is not expected to leave spring training after his family escaped unharmed from a kidnapping attempt in Venezuela on Friday.


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  • Japan beat China 5-2 to improve to 2-0 in the World Baseball Classic. Yoshio Itoi had a three-run double for the two-time defending champions in Fukuoka, Japan. ... Cuba beat Brazil 5-2 in its first game in Fukuoka. Erisbel Arruebarruena had a two-run single for Cuba. ... Dai-Kang Yang hit a two-run homer, helping host Taiwan (2-0) to an 8-3 win over the Netherlands (1-1) in Taipei.

    NFL

    Lauren Silberman's tryout lasted two kicks, neither of which traveled 20 yards. She became the first woman to compete at a regional scouting combine but left the New York Jets' practice field after reinjuring her quadriceps. Silberman is a former club soccer player at Wisconsin.

    Winter sports

    World Cup-winner Tina Maze was under police protection for a super-G race after receiving an emailed death threat. She placed fourth and had bodyguards close by after the race that was won by Anna Fenninger in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany.

  • Dogs bolted out of the chute in Willow, Alaska, to launch the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race. Now 65 teams will make their way 1,000 miles to Nome.

    Soccer

    Mike Magee had three goals as two-time MLS defending champion Los Angeles began the post-David Beckham era with a season-opening 4-0 rout of visiting Chicago. ... Host Portland overcame two early goals by Fabian Espindola to forge a 3-3 draw with New York. Argentine Diego Valeri scored his first goal for the Timbers.

  • Jozy Altidore broke Clint Dempsey's record for goals by an American in a European club season, scoring his 24th in AZ Alkmaar's 2-1 loss at RKC Waalwijk in the Dutch Eridivisie.

    Track and field

    Will Leer ran the fastest indoor time "at altitude" in winning the men's mile at the USA Indoor Championships in Albuquerque, N.M. His time was 3 minutes, 58.79 seconds. In track, altitude is defined as 3,281 feet, and this site is 5,085 feet. Leer won the 3,000 meters Saturday.

    Wrestling

    Bulgaria's national coach, Armen Nazaryan, 39, began a hunger strike to protest the IOC decision to drop wrestling from the Olympics in 2020. He won't eat until the start of the European Championships on March 22. He'll take juices.