Los Angeles Angels’ outfielder Mike Trout is considered by many to be the best player in baseball.
And he’s on the verge of being paid like it.
Trout and the Angels have had discussions about a giant contract extension that could be worth between $150 and $160 million over six years.
Although there have been talks, Trout enters spring training without an extension.
According to Angel’s manager Mike Scioscia, the contract issue won’t be a distraction.
“We haven’t had anybody here in 15 years because of a contract situation that hasn’t come out and given 100 percent,” Scioscia told reporters via ESPN.com.
Trout agrees with his manager and won’t be talking about his deal until it is signed.
“I know what you guys are going to ask,” Trout said. “I’m here to get ready for the season. I don’t want to comment on the contract negotiations and stuff. I’m here to just get ready to prepare myself for the upcoming season.”
The 22-year old Trout batted .323, posted on-base percentage of .432 and slugged .557. He hit 27 home runs, batted in 97 run and stole 33 bases in 2013.