Mike Trout will be setting a record for the biggest contract in pro sports history when he signs a 12-year extension worth $430 million with the Angels as first reported by ESPN’s Jeff Pasan.
BREAKING: Star center fielder Mike Trout and the Los Angeles Angels are finalizing a record-breaking 12-year contract worth more than $430 million, sources familiar with the deal tell ESPN. Details: https://t.co/bROnnC11Uh
— Jeff Passan (@JeffPassan) March 19, 2019
Trout will earn the largest annual average salary of $36 million and has the largest total money in a contract with $430 million. The deal will prevent Trout from becoming a free agent after the 2020 season.
The 27-year-old is a two-time MVP and a seven-time All-Star. To go along with that, he also has six Silver Sluggers and two All-Star Game MVP Awards in his trophy case.
The Angels struck gold with Trout, who was selected with the 25th pick in the 2009 MLB Draft. He has had one of the most impressive starts to a baseball career of all time. Trout is batting .307 with 240 home runs and 648 RBI in his career.
Trout’s contract will presumably make him an Angel for the rest of his career.