Just a couple days after the Detroit Tigers signed Miguel Cabrera to a massive contract extension, the Los Angeles Angels have locked up outfield Mike Trout with a six-year contract extension. According to a report by MLB.com, the deal is worth $144.5 million.
As one of the rising stars in baseball, Trout is already considered one f the best all-around players since playing his first full season in 2012. Ironically Trout finished second behind only Cabrera in MVP voting in each of the last two seasons. The Angels are excited because the young superstar only has room for growth.
The new contract covers three of Trout's arbitration years, as well as his first three years of free agent eligibility. It also assures Trout, 22, will be in an Angels uniform until 2021. He will still be just 29 years old. Trout will make $1 million this season as a result of a contract signed last month and will begin collecting on his new deal in 2015.
Last season with the Angels, the former AL Rookie of the Year batted .323 with 27 HR and 97 RBI.