How much does Nike pay Mike Trout?

Mike Trout is a Nike ambassador and has several signature cleats and turf shoes (Nike Force Zoom Trout 5) with the brand.

Mike Trout
Mike Trout

One of the best baseball players Mike Trout closed in on the richest contract in the history of North American sports. The Major League Baseball (MLB) standout unfortunately doesn’t have a household name like the stars of other sports, such as veteran basketballer  Michael Jordan or golf legend Tiger Woods.

However, Trout’s recent contract with American multi-national sports corporation – Nike has made some of the most famous contracts look pale in comparison with the one he’s signed in 2019. According to an ESPN report, the Nike-sponsored Trout and the Los Angeles Angels finalized a 12-year deal worth more than a whopping $430 million.

This collaboration marked the richest in the history of team sports which included a $20 million signing bonus. However, this deal is calculated as either an additional $360 million over 10 years or the Angels’ total commitment of about $430 million for the next 12 years.

Moreover, Trout has eclipsed the previous record for guaranteed money- the 13-year $330 million deal Bryce Harper signed this month with the Philadelphia Phillies.

Trout makes $3 million annually via sponsorships

Mike Trout
Mike Trout

Despite being the best player in the sport Trout makes roughly about $3 million through sponsorships with some of the top global brands across various industries. This includes the names like BodyArmor, Nike, Rawlings, and others. That brings Trout’s annual earnings to a total of $39 million in the past few years.

Back in 2014, Trout also became the first Nike baseball player to get his own signature shoe since Ken Griffey Jr. In an earlier report by a leading media organization, Trout was established as the highest-paid baseball player on an annual basis, topping the $34.4 million Zack Greinke is earning from the Arizona Diamondbacks on a six-year, $206.5 million contract signed in December 2015.

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