By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher
The Los Angeles Angels officially signed star outfielder Mike Trout to his massive deal on Tuesday night. He signed a 12-year deal worth $426.5 million.
The 27-year-old Millville, New Jersey native will have the next two seasons tied to his new agreement. He will have ten new seasons put into his existing agreement.
In addition, there will be no opt-outs in the deal, according to the Los Angeles Times. He also has a full no-trade clause.
“This is where I wanted to be all along,” Trout said in a statement released by the Angels. “I have enjoyed my time as an Angel and look forward to representing the organization, my teammates and our fans for years to come.”
This deal makes Trout the highest paid athlete in sports history. He is the first player in MLB history to make more than $400 million.
He topped the value that the Philadelphia Phillies gave to star outfielder Bryce Harper in February. He signed a 13-year, $330 million deal.
“This is an exciting day for Angels fans and every player who has ever worn an Angels uniform,” Angels owner Arte Moreno said. “Mike Trout, an athlete whose accomplishments have placed him among the greatest baseball players in the history of the game, has agreed to wear an Angels uniform for his entire career.”
His new deal is technically a 10-year, $360 million agreement. He will have the $66.5 million value added onto the new deal.
Trout will now the highest average value in all of baseball with $35.83 million. Arizona Diamondbacks pitcher Zach Greinke was the highest with a $34.4 million value.
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