(LOS ANGELES) — Mike Trout and the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim agreed on a six-year deal worth $144.5 million on Friday.
Trout, who has finished runner-up in the A.L. MVP race in the past two seasons to Miguel Cabrera will stay in Los Angeles through the 2020 season.
“I think everybody is obviously thrilled that it got done,” Angels manager Mike Scioscia said on Friday. “He’s a special player and a special person.”
Trout won the Rookie of the Year award in 2012 and his deal came on the same day that Cabrera finalized his ten-year $292 million with the Tigers, which is the richest contract in American sports.
Trout would have been eligible for arbitration for the first time in his career after this season, but now is locked up for six more years.
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