Angels, Trout agree to one-year deal
TEMPE Az. (Reuters) -- Outfielder Mike Trout received a one-year, $1 million contract from the Angels on Wednesday and the player and the team hope to reach agreement on a long-term deal by the end of the spring.
The Los Angeles Times reported that a proposed extension would be for approximately six years and $150 million. With Trout under contract for the 2014 season, the Angels would be able to sign him to a new long-term contract and not have it count against their luxury tax until 2015.
The $1 million pre-arbitration salary tops the previous record of $900,000 received by Albert Pujols from the St. Louis Cardinals in 2003 and Ryan Howard from the Philadelphia Phillies in 2007.