Mike Trout, Angels reportedly finalizing a record 12-year, $430 million extension

Mike Trout, Angels reportedly finalizing a record 12-year, $430 million extension

Meanwhile, Wizards shooting guard Bradley Beal "fainted" upon reading the news of Trout's pending payday and suggested he'll raise his kid to be a baseball player. The star outfielder is reportedly signing a long-term extension with the Angels that would give him the largest Major League Baseball contract ever, and keep him in Orange County until he is 39-years-old.

Trout, 27, is a two-time American League Most Valuable Player and was scheduled to become a free agent in 2020.

Trout's salary will average almost $36 million per year, passing the $34.4 average annual value of Arizona's Zack Greinke.

Mike Trout and the Los Angeles Angels are reportedly nearing a deal on the richest contract in professional sports history Tuesday.

Of course, fellow pro athletes chimed in, as did the general sports Twitter population, following the reports.

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Trout has been at the top of his game since 2012 and has made the American League All-Star team every year, posting incredible numbers in each of his seven full seasons.

Los Angeles Angels' Mike Trout talks to the media during a news conference at their spring baseball training facility in Tempe, Ariz., Monday, Feb. 18, 2019. Additionally, the $430 million-plus total is more than 30 percent larger than the $330 million deal Bryce Harper recently signed with the Philadelphia Phillies. Before this winter, Giancarlo Stanton's 13-year, $325 million extension with the Miami Marlins in 2014 was the record for largest contract, a number that was exceeded by Harper last month.

Trout, a native of Vineland, N.J., grew up a diehard Phillies fan and some thought he would join Harper in Philadelphia.

Meanwhile, in 21 years of existence, The Tampa Bay Rays have only paid players $1.01 billion in salary. In eight seasons, he has a lifetime.307 batting average and a.990 OPS with 240 home runs, 648 RBI and 189 steals.