It’s official. Star center fielder Mike Trout has agreed to a MLB 10-year $360-million contract extension with the Anaheim Angels.Making it the largest contract in sports history. Trout is now owed a total of $426.5 million over the next 12 years by the Angels, making him the richest athlete in North America, according to ESPN. Trout has put together arguably the greatest start to a career in baseball history. In 1,065 games, he has slashed .307/.416/.573 with 240 home runs, 648 RBIs, 793 runs and 189 stolen bases. No player in history has put up more wins above replacement through his age-26 season than Trout’s 64.3. Cheers to the Angels for locking down the best player in the game.
“I know there was a lot of talk about going back East, but I enjoy every minute being here,” Trout said Sunday. “This is my home. I love it. I think the direction of the franchise, if it was going the other way, I would have had to consider going. But it never crossed my mind. I was going to be an Angel for life, sure.”