According to reports, the Angels are close to signing a whopping 12-year deal worth more than $430 million with center fielder Mike Trout, the largest contract in professional sports history. The extension, which has yet to be confirmed by the Angels, solidifies that the 27-year-old as the cornerstone of the Angels’s rebuilding efforts. Trout was to become a free agent after 2020.
Trout, a two-time American League MVP, had 39 homers in 140 games last season. He is a seven-time All-Star.
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