Angels' Mike Trout finalizing record-breaking $430M US extension

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The Angels and Trout are nearing an agreement on a 12-year deal worth more than $430 million, Passan is reporting, which would set a new Major League Baseball record for both total and annual salary at almost $36 million per season.

Los Angeles Angels outfielder Mike Trout has reportedly reached a deal to extend his contract for $430 million.

The superstar center fielder, who was due to become a free agent following the 2020 season, is a two-time American League MVP with a.307 career batting average, .416 on-base percentage, and.573 slugging percentage.

Trout has two years left on his current six-year, $144 million contract, and once the extension kicks in, he'll be the highest-paid player in baseball (and he'll own the record for highest per year salary ever). The Angels - who, notably, have made just one playoff appearance in Trout's eight seasons - worked quietly behind the scenes in negotiating with Trout, as word of those discussions failed to leak until Tuesday's blast that a deal was near.

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Of course, fellow pro athletes chimed in, as did the general sports Twitter population, following the reports.

When told that fact, Chicago Cubs first baseman Kris Bryant told reporters that 'Mike Trout can buy that team now - twice'. Trout has already earned two MVP awards, a Rookie of the Year award, six Silver Sluggers, and seven All-Star selections.

That is about 30% more than Bryce Harper got a couple of weeks ago from the Philadelphia Phillies. He's won the award twice in seven full seasons with the Angels.

Trout is from New Jersey and grew up a Phillies fan, and Harper made his intentions clear after he signed: he was going to call Trout and try to convince him to sign with the Phillies.

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