The Largest MLB Contracts By AAV (www.mlbtraderumors.com)

Below is our list of the 20 largest contracts in MLB history by average annual value (AAV). Please note that if a player was already under contract and signed an extension, only the new money counts.  For our list of the 20 largest contracts in total dollars,

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t-1.  Mike Trout, Angels: $36,000,000.  Extension signed March 2019

t-1.  Gerrit Cole, Yankees: $36,000,000.  Free agent contract signed December 2019

t-3.  Stephen Strasburg, Nationals: $35,000,000.  Free agent contract signed December 2019

t-3.  Anthony Rendon, Angels: $35,000,000.  Free agent contract signed December 2019

5.  Zack Greinke, Diamondbacks: $34,416,667.  Free agent contract signed December 2015

6.  Trevor Bauer, Dodgers: $34,000,000.  Free agent contract signed February 2021

7.  Nolan Arenado, Rockies: $33,428,571.  Extension signed February 2019

8.  Justin Verlander, Astros: $33,000,000.  Extension signed March 2019

t-9.  Miguel Cabrera, Tigers: $31,000,000.  Extension signed March 2014

t-9.  David Price, Red Sox: $31,000,000.  Free agent contract signed December 2015

t-9.  Clayton Kershaw, Dodgers: $31,000,000.  Extension signed November 2018

12.  Clayton Kershaw, Dodgers: $30,714,286.  Extension signed January 2014

13.  Mookie Betts, Dodgers: $30,416,667.  Extension signed July 2020

14.  Jose Altuve, Astros: $30,200,000.  Extension signed March 2018

15.  Jacob deGrom, Mets: $30,125,000.  Extension signed March 2019

t-16.  Manny Machado, Padres: $30,000,000.  Free agent contract signed February 2019

t-16.  Max Scherzer, Nationals: $30,000,000.  Free agent contract signed January 2015

18.  Chris Sale, Red Sox: $29,000,000.  Extension signed March 2019

19.  Roger Clemens, Yankees: $28,000,022.  Free agent contract signed May 2007

20.  Justin Verlander, Tigers: $28,000,000.  Extension signed March 2013

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