July 29, 2021

Angels To Sign Anthony Rendon (MLB Trade Rumors)

The Angels reached a seven-year, $245MM agreement with free-agent third baseman Anthony Rendon on Wednesday, Jon Heyman of MLB Network reports. The deal includes a full no-trade clause, but there are no opt-outs, per Bob Nightengale of USA Today. The contract doesn’t include any deferrals, Jesse Dougherty of the Washington Post adds.

Rendon’s the third Scott Boras client to land a $200MM-plus contract this week. He, Gerrit Cole ($324MM) and Stephen Strasburg ($245MM) will combine for a jaw-dropping $814MM in guarantees. Rendon’s now leaving Strasburg and the Nationals, with whom he won a World Series in 2019. Despite the Nationals’ deep pockets, though, owner Mark Lerner expressed doubt last week about the team’s chances of re-signing its two marquee free agents. Once Strasburg re-signed, the likelihood was that Rendon would leave. The soon-to-be 30-year-old superstar will now team with the game’s foremost player, Los Angeles center fielder Mike Trout, to form one of the premier…

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