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Details of Mike Trout’s contract extension with the Angels

Mar 29, 2014, 3:29 PM EDT

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The Angels and superstar outfielder Mike Trout have agreed to terms on a six-year extension which is reportedly worth $144.5 million. FOX Sports’ Ken Rosenthal has the year-by-year breakdown:

2015: $5.25 million
2016: $15.25 million
2017: $19.25 million
2018: $33.25 million
2019: $33.25 million
2020: $33.25 million

While the Angels surely would have liked to have him for longer, they have to be thrilled that they were able to buy out three free agent years. The deal includes a $5 million signing bonus and Trout will receive a full no-trade clause. The two sides already agreed to a one-year, $1 million deal for 2014 in February, so this new extension will not count toward the team’s luxury tax until 2015. With high-priced names like Albert Pujols and Josh Hamilton already on the payroll, that’s a big deal.

Trout’s extension is the second-largest ever for a player with less than three years of MLB service. Buster Posey still holds the record with his eight-year, $159 million extension with the Giants. However, Trout’s $24.1 million AAV (average annual value) blows away Posey’s $19.875 million AAV.

Trout will be 29 at the end of the extension, which sets him up for another major payday. If he can keep up his current pace, his next deal will likely be the richest in baseball history.

  1. chiadam - Mar 29, 2014 at 3:41 PM

    And when this deal is up in 2020, the Angels will only have another 36 years to go on the Pujols deal. It’s all about timing, people.

  2. clydeserra - Mar 29, 2014 at 3:57 PM

    Is it possible to find a worse picture of the guy?

    • infieldhit - Mar 29, 2014 at 7:01 PM

      It looks like a kid went nuts with a Trout paper doll.

  3. Gord - Mar 29, 2014 at 4:31 PM

    Trout six years, Kershaw seven. Not that seven isn’t long but I’m glad the end of ten plus year contracts is upon us.

    • Kevin S. - Mar 29, 2014 at 8:12 PM

      You do know that Miguel Cabrera signed an eight-year extension while still two years away from free agency, right?

  4. florida76 - Mar 29, 2014 at 7:47 PM

    Great young player who deserves the big payday, but the Angels do need to return to the playoffs with Trout leading the way. Individual stats are always secondary to team achievements, and HOF type players usually have the winning to go with the numbers. Trout definitely doesn’t want to be another Ernie Banks, who is well known for never reaching the postseason.

  5. scatterbrian - Mar 30, 2014 at 2:21 PM

    Weaver’s and Wilson’s $20M+ contracts will be off the books in two years, though they will have choices to make with Kendrick, Aybar, and perhaps Freese. That gives them room to go hard after David Price this winter, but they’re going to need to develop some pitching quickly.

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