Miami, FL (SportsNetwork.com) – The Miami Marlins officially signed outfielder
Giancarlo Stanton to the largest contract in North American sports history on
The jaw-dropping 13-year, $325 million contract runs through the 2027 season
and includes a club option for 2028. It also includes the first no-trade
clause awarded by the organization, and Stanton can opt out after six years.
Stanton finished as the runner-up to Clayton Kershaw for NL MVP honors after a
stellar 2014 season that included an NL-best 37 homers and a career-high 105
runs batted in.
His season was cut short in September after being hit in the face by a pitch
from Milwaukee’s Mike Fiers. Stanton missed the final 2 1/2 weeks of the
season after suffering multiple facial fractures, dental damage and
lacerations that required stitches.
A two-time All-Star, Stanton has 154 homers and 399 RBI with a career .271
batting average in 634 games since making his big league debut with the
Marlins in 2010.