According to multiple sources, the Los Angeles Angels are finalizing a 12-year, $430 million contract extension with MVP centerfielder Mike Trout.  The deal would be the largest in professional sports history.

Trout, 27, would receive an average annual value of $36 million, topping Zack Greinke’s previous record average of $34.4 million. The $430 million-plus total is more than 30 percent larger than the $330 million deal Bryce Harper signed with the Philadelphia Phillies on March 2.

Trout was due to be a free agent following the 2020 season.

Sources: Angels, Trout near $430M extension


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