The Los Angeles Angels star outfielder signed a six-year, $144.5 million deal in 2014 and the contract extension will add an additional 10 years and nearly $300 million. Outfielder Bryce Harper set the previous record last month, when he signed a 13-year, $330 million contract with the Philadelphia Phillies.
Trout’s average of almost $36 million per year would also best the previous record, held by Arizona Diamondbacks pitcher Zack Grienke at $34.4 million per year. The 27-year-old Trout is a two-time American League MVP, with a career average of .307, 240 home runs and 648 RBIs. The new deal will be the largest in professional sports history.
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