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Giancarlo Stanton agrees to $325-million contract with Miami Marlins

Giancarlo Stanton agrees to $325-million contract with Miami Marlins

The Miami Marlins, publicly rebuked four years ago for not spending enough money on player salaries, are set to make outfielder Giancarlo Stanton the highest-paid athlete in North American sports history.

The Marlins and Stanton have agreed on a 13-year contract worth $325 million, owner Jeffrey Loria told media outlets Monday. Stanton passed a physical examination Monday, and a news conference to announce the deal is scheduled Wednesday.

"We have a face of the franchise for the next 13 years," Loria told the Miami Herald. "We are going to be surrounding him ... with...

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