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Angels’ Mike Trout is about to make a lot of money for a long time

Los Angeles Angels' Mike Trout talks to the media during a news conference at their spring baseball training facility in Tempe, Ariz., Monday, Feb. 18, 2019. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)

Angels center fielder Mike Trout is about to get paid.

Trout is nearing a deal to remain with Los Angeles on a 10-year contract extension worth a record amount of $363.5 million. ESPN’s Jeff Passan reports Trout’s extension, plus two years remaining on his current deal, will surpass $430 million.

Trout would have become a free agent following the 2020 season, and his new contract keeps him with the Angels through 2030.

At an average yearly value of $36 million, he will become the highest paid athlete per year, bettering the $34.4 million per season that Arizona Diamondbacks pitcher Zack Greinke will have made over the length of his six-year, $206.5 million contract.

It’s also, unsurprisingly, a larger deal than the recent contracts signed by fellow baseball men Manny Machado and Bryce Harper.

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


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