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Report: Mike Trout agrees to $430M extension with Angels

Posted at 11:07 AM, Mar 19, 2019
and last updated 2019-03-19 13:21:49-04
Mike Trout

Los Angeles Angels outfielder Mike Trout has reportedly agreed to the richest contract in sports history, and is close to finalizing a 12-year, $430 million deal with the team that drafted him.

ESPN and USA Today Sports, citing sources familiar with the contract negotiations, reported the agreement on Tuesday.

Trout’s reported contract would eclipse the record-setting deals signed earlier by two of baseballs other superstars: Giancarlo Stanton’s 13-year, $325 million deal with the Miami Marlins signed in 2014 and Bryce Harper’s 13-year, $330 million deal with the Philadelphia Phillies that was signed earlier this month.

Trout’s contract would also become the richest contract in sports history, overtaking boxer Canelo Álvarez, who signed an 11-fight $365 million deal with London-based video streaming service DAZN. Trout’s contract would replace the final two years on the six-year $144.5 million contract he signed with the Angels in 2014.

Trout is a 27-year-old centerfielder who is a seven-time All Star. He won the 2012 American League Rookie of the Year, and the 2014 and 2016 American Leave MVP award. He finished as runner-up for American League MVP in 2012, 2013, 2015, and 2018.

Here are the six largest contracts in baseball history:

  1. Mike Trout, Angels: 12 years, $430 million
  2. Bryce HarperPhillies: 13 years, $330 million
  3. Giancarlo StantonMarlins: 13 years, $325 million
  4. Manny MachadoPadres: 10 years, $300 million
  5. Alex Rodriguez, Yankees: 10 years, $275 million
  6. Nolan ArenadoRockies: 8 years, $260 million