Major League Baseball(NEW YORK) — Giancarlo Stanton accepted the Miami Marlins’ 13-year, $325 million deal on Monday, reports ESPN MLB insider Buster Olney.
The deal, which is pending approval by the commissioner’s office, could be announced during a Wednesday news conference. It would be the richest contract in North American sports history.
It also contains a full no-trade clause and an opt-out after six seasons, Olney reports.
Stanton’s season ended on Sept. 11 when he was hit in the face by a pitch, but he batted .288, led the National League in homers with 37, and had a .555 slugging percentage.
The Marlins had the lowest payroll in the majors in 2014, with $52.3 million.
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