The Angels agreed to a new deal with Mike Trout for 12 years worth $430 million, shattering the prior record by $100 million.https://www.mlbtraderumors.com/2019/03/angels-nearing-extension-with-mike-trout.html
The Angels have agreed to a record-shattering contract with superstar outfielder Mike Trout, according to ESPN.com’s Jeff Passan. Trout stands to earn more than $430MM over the next dozen years if the deal is finalized, per the report, meaning that it would add at least ten years and $363.5MM to Trout’s preexisting contract.
The new agreement will not include any opt-outs, per Bill Shaikin of the Los Angeles Times (via Twitter). Trout also maintains full no-trade protection, Bob Nightengale of USA Today reports on Twitter.
It’s a contract befitting Trout’s status as a player of historic excellence. The peerless center fielder was two years from free agency, playing on the remainder of his earlier six-year extension, but decided to commit the rest of his prime to the organization that drafted and developed him.