STEVEN WINE, AP Sports Writer
MIAMI (AP) — A person familiar with the negotiations says Miami Marlins slugger Giancarlo Stanton has agreed to terms with the team on a $325 million, 13-year contract. It’s the most lucrative deal for an American athlete.READ MORE: Michigan Matters: From Mackinac to Motor Bella, Major Events Return
The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because the Marlins hadn’t confirmed the agreement Monday. A news conference is planned Wednesday.READ MORE: Rolling Stone Magazine Named ‘Respect’ #1 Song Of All Time
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 the game’s most feared hitter. He wasn’t due to become a free agent until after the 2016 season.MORE NEWS: Fourth Stimulus Check: Will You See Another Relief Payment Soon?
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