The Los Angeles Angels and outfielder Mike Trout have reached terms on a six-year contract extension worth $144.5 million according to MLB’s Alden Gonzalez.
A six-year deal between Trout and the Angels would buy out his first three years of arbitration and three years of free agency. The $24.1 million average annual value makes Trout the third Angels player to earn $24 million a season, Albert Pujols and Josh Hamilton are the others.
Trout deal for $144.5M. Average annual value is nearly $24.1M. Makes Trout third #Angels player with AAV of at least $24M (Pujols, Trout).
— Alden Gonzalez (@Alden_Gonzalez) March 29, 2014
There have been rumblings of a deal between these two sides for months. Considering Trout has been a runner up to Miguel Cabrera for the the AL MVP the last two seasons, it is only fitting that a deal between Trout and the Angles would get done shortly after Cabrera’s recent extension.
Trout, 22, agreed to a one-year contract with the Angels in February worth $1 million.
Finishing second in MVP voting last season, Trout produced a .323.432/.557 line last season with 27 home runs, 109 runs scored, 97 RBI and 33 stolen bases.