Wednesday, February 26, 2014
TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) -- Outfielder Mike Trout and the Angels have agreed to a $1 million, one-year contract, a prelude for a long-term deal between the young All-Star and Los Angeles.
The agreement announced Wednesday is the highest salary for a one-year contract for a player not eligible for arbitration who wasn't coming to the major leagues from Japan or Cuba, topping Ryan Howard's $900,000 salary with Philadelphia in 2007.
Trout will become eligible for arbitration after this season and could become a free agent after the 2017 World Series. The sides are thought to be discussing an agreement through 2020 in the $150 million range.
By agreeing to a one-year deal now with the 22-year-old, the Angels avoid having the long-term deal count toward their 2014 luxury tax payroll.
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