Nov 17, 2014 3:48 PM
AP source: Stanton agrees to $325M deal with Miami
The Associated Press
MIAMI (AP) A person familiar with the negotiations says Miami Marlins slugger Giancarlo Stanton has agreed to terms with the team on a $325 million, 13-year contract. It's the most lucrative deal for an American athlete.
The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because the Marlins hadn't confirmed the agreement Monday. A news conference is planned Wednesday.
The contract tops the $292 million, 10-year deal Miguel Cabrera agreed to with the Detroit Tigers in March. Alex Rodriguez signed the largest previous deal, a $275 million, 10-year contract with the Yankees before the 2008 season.
Stanton, who turned 25 on Nov. 8, is perhaps the game's most feared hitter. He wasn't due to become a free agent until after the 2016 season.