The Los Angeles Angels and star center fielder Mike Trout are discussing a six-year contract extension that would pay him in the range of $150 million, a source close to the negotiations told Yahoo Sports.
Both Trout and the Angels have expressed a desire to lock up the 22-year-old to a long-term deal this spring, and discussions for now have focused on a six-year deal that would buy out two years of Trout’s free agency and put him on the open market at 28 years old.
The gap between the sides is in the low eight figures, the source said, with the Angels offering a little more than $140 million. Optimism exists that it will be bridged, and it is likely to end up with an average annual value of around $25 million a year, which would smash records for a player with just two-plus years of service time.
Should an agreement fall through, the Angels could renew Trout, as they did last season, and payRead More »from Source: Angels, Mike Trout talking monster extension