"If his role is appreciable," he'll remain with the team, Scioscia said, adding that the more likely scenario, given the team's abundance of outfield talent, is a return to the Minor Leagues when his playing time dissipates.
Trout, who went 3-for-9 in two starts in Baltimore and is batting .179, will be kept only in the unlikely event the club can find at least three or four starts a week for him. Having excelled at Double-A Arkansas, Trout figures to join Triple-A Salt Lake when his time with the Angels expires.
"There's a learning curve we've hopefully bridged with [Peter] Bourjos and [Mark] Trumbo," Scioscia said. "There will be a time for that [with Trout]. That's a lot to put on Mike right now."