Anaheim, CA (SportsNetwork.com) - The Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim officially confirmed on Saturday they agreed to terms on a six-year contract extension with 2012 American League Rookie of the Year and star outfielder Mike Trout.
"I can't explain the feeling right now. I'm just happy to be here for the next seven years," Trout said to fans gathered in the Angel Stadium parking lot for the announcement.
According to multiple reports, the deal is worth $144.5 million for the duration. The Orange County Register reported that the pact includes a $5 million signing bonus over two installments this season. Trout will be paid $1 million for 2014 and then the extension kicks in through the 2020 season. His salary jumps to $5.25 million next year, $15.25 million in 2016, $19.25 million in 2017 and $33.25 per season from 2018-20.
"I look at the franchise and what's best for the franchise. You have a very respectful young man, who's very bright, very family-oriented -- that was a very important thing, how respectful he is to his family and to the organization," said Halos general manager Arte Moreno.
The 22-year-old native of south Jersey finished the 2013 season by hitting .323, attaining league highs of 109 runs scored and 110 walks along with 27 home runs, 39 doubles and 97 RBI over 157 games.
Trout was the 18th unanimous rookie of the year, including eighth in the AL, when he was recognized as the league's best first-year player by batting .326 with a .399 on-base percentage, 30 home runs, 129 runs and 49 stolen bases.