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Angels to sign Mike Trout to record-breaking 12-year contract extension

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Mike Trout is staying with the Los Angeles Angels for a long, long time.

According to ESPN’s Jeff Passan, the team is close to signing their star outfielder to a record-breaking 12-year, $430 million contract extension that will carry an annual average of $35.83 million. There will also be no opt-outs in the deal.

Trout has already accomplished a lot in his relatively young career, and solidified himself as the best in the sport by a considerable margin.

The 27-year old, who the Angels selected 25th overall in the 2009 MLB Draft by using the compensatory pick given to them by the New York Yankees after signing Mark Teixeira, has posted a combined .307 batting average, .990 OPS, 240 homers, 648 RBI and 189 stolen bases over a span of eight seasons and 1065 career games.

He has won two American League MVP Awards, and has finished second in MVP voting on four different occasions throughout his career.

He is also a seven-time All-Star, six-time Silver Slugger Award winner, won the AL Rookie of the Year Award and was the stolen base leader in 2012, and took him the AL Hank Aaron Award and finished with the most RBI in the American League in 2014.

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Oilers interested in signing German forward Frederik Tiffels

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The Edmonton Oilers are looking overseas in their pursuit to add some much-needed forward depth.

According to reports, New GM Ken Holland and the Oilers’ brass are interested in the services of German forward Frederik Tiffels after his impressive performance at the 2019 world hockey championship in Slovakia this month.

The 24-year old, who was initially selected 167th overall by the Pittsburgh Penguins in the 2015 NHL Draft, posted two goals and two assists in eight games at this year’s Worlds. It also marks the third straight year he participated in the tournament.

He played for Kölner Haie of the Deutsche Eishockey Liga in 2018/19, posting six goals and 16 assists in 27 games, and nine points in 11 postseason games.

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Senators hire Leafs assistant D.J. Smith as their new head coach

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Welcome to the nation’s capital, D.J. Smith!

The Ottawa Senators officially announced the hiring of Smith as their new head coach on Thursday.

“D.J. Smith is a winner. We believe he is the best person to drive the development and success of the Ottawa Senators,” said general manager Pierre Dorion.

“D.J. is a great communicator and an exceptional strategist. His passionate approach, coupled with his ability to teach the game, is exactly what we were looking for throughout the process. We’re thrilled to welcome D.J. and his family to Ottawa.”

Smith had spent the past four seasons as Mike Babcock’s assistant coach with the Toronto Maple Leafs. With him on the bench, the team has qualified for the playoffs the past three seasons, and have had their most success as a franchise since the early 2000′s.

Prior to his stint with the Leafs, he was a head coach with the OHL’s Oshawa Generals. During that span, he led them to a combined 135-53-3-13 record, and a Memorial Cup title in 2015. He also earned OHL’s Coach of the Year award after an incredible season with the franchise in 2013/14.

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Pujols passes Ichiro on MLB all-time hits list

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After singling to right field in the third inning of the Los Angeles Angels’ 7-2 win over the Texas Rangers on Sunday, Albert Pujols passed legendary Seattle Mariners outfielder Ichiro Suzuki to move into 22nd all-time on the MLB hits list.

“That’s impressive,” said teammate Mike Trout about Pujols’ latest accomplishment.

“Obviously, Ichiro had an unbelievable amount of hits. It seems like every day Albert is passing somebody. I was joking with Noé [Ramirez after he caught Pujols’ homer in his hat Saturday]: ‘Why did you give that ball to a fan? He just passed Babe Ruth or something.’ It seems like every day he passes a Hall of Famer.”

The 39-year old Pujols, who is currently playing in his nineteenth MLB season, has accumulated 3090 hits, 634 homers, and 1984 RBI in 2702 combined games with the St. Louis Cardinals and Angels.

He is also a two-time World Series champion, three-time NL MVP, two-time NL home run champion and has been selected to ten MLB All-Star games throughout his career.

He needs 272 hits to surpass the great Dave Winfield for 21st overall.

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