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Marlins give Stanton richest deal in U.S. sports

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MIAMI (AP) — The Miami Marlins are no longer pinching pennies, and Giancarlo Stanton won’t be, either.

The Marlins slugger has agreed to terms with the team on a $325 million, 13-year contract. Team owner Jeffrey Loria has confirmed the deal, the most lucrative for an American athlete.

The deal includes a no-trade clause, and Stanton can opt out after six years. A news conference was 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 baseball’s most feared slugger. Stanton wasn’t due to become eligible for free agency until after the 2016 season.

*Photo courtesy of Justin Edmonds/Getty Images

 

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