Report: Angels, Mike Trout close to finalizing largest deal in sports history

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(LOS ANGELES) — The Los Angeles Angels and Mike Trout are said to be close to finalizing an extension that would make the center fielder’s contract the largest one in professional sports history.

Sources tell ESPN the deal would be for 12 years and worth more than $430 million.

If the deal is completed, Trout, 27, will get nearly $36 million a year, besting Zack Greinke’s yearly average of $34.4 million with the Arizona Diamondbacks.

The total sum of the reported contract is also more than 30 percent larger than Bryce Harper’s $330 million deal with the Philadelphia Phillies and exceeds the contract boxer Canelo Alvarez’s has with DAZN by more than $65 million, according to ESPN.

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