received an extension of the contract for 12 years and 430 million dollars, the largest number of a baseball player in baseball history
MLB.com | USA- Mike Trout is close to agreeing with the Angels of los angeles a $ 432 million, 12-year contract that would break the record for the sport's most lucrative contract in North America, a person familiar with the negotiations told The Associated Press.
The agreement was released on Tuesday by the source who spoke to the AP, on condition that it was not identified, because the agreement was not concluded and was not announced.
Trout would eclipse the 330 million and 12 year contract Bryce Harper signed recently with the Philadelphia Phillies. Its average annual value of 36 million would exceed 34.4 million Zack Greinke charges in his six-year contract with Arizona that began in 2016.
The Trout contract includes a signing bonus and will replace the 144.5 million six-year contract with which the gardener would receive 66.5 million in the next two seasons.
At the age of 27, at the height of his career, Trout is considered the best player today and would have been coveted as a free agent after the 2020 season.
Trout lives in southern New Jersey, not far from Philadelphia, and Harper had mentioned a few weeks ago that he was excited about recruiting him as a Phillies teammate.
Trout was selected for the All-Star Game in each of his seven full seasons in Major Leagues. He hit .312 with 39 homers, 79 RBIs, 24 steals and 122 tickets last year. He has led major OPS competitions for the past two seasons.
ESPN was the first way to report progress on the negotiation.