The Miami Marlins officially signed outfielder Giancarlo Stanton to the largest contract in North American sports history on Wednesday.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.