The courtship to land Mike Trout is over before it ever really started in Philadelphia.
A week after Bryce Harper said he’d be recruiting Trout for the Phillies in 2020, that dream is no more.
Trout and the Angels have agreed to a 12-year deal worth more than $430 million, according to a report by ESPN's Jeff Passan.
Passan said the Angels have not confirmed the deal.
The 27-year-old Trout was the American League Most Valuable Player in 2014 and 2016. Last year he made his seventh straight All-Star team.
The agreement, if signed, would add 10 years to the two years remaining on his current contract with the Angels.
Trout, a Millville, N.J. native, has been a frequent presence in Philadelphia at Eagles games. He also attended the Phillies’ 2008 World Series championship parade.
Harper told reporters his back and forth with Trout over the winter even proved invaluable as he figured out where he wanted to spend the rest of his career.
“He’s a kid who grew up seeing the Phillies have success, so going through those times with the fans and things like that. It was good to get his perspective and hear how he felt,” Harper said at the time.