Mike Trout is about to cash in. Big time. Trout and the Los Angeles Angels are close to finalizing a $432 million, 12-year contract that would shatter the record for the largest deal in North American sports history, a person familiar with the negotiations told The Associated Press.

BYU baseball hosted Niagara and Gonzaga on Provo’s Larry H. Miller Field last week. After a last-minute matchup against the Purple Eagles that resulted in a win, BYU fell 2-1 in the opening three-game series of West Conference play against the Bulldogs.

BYU baseball head coach Mike Littlewood was less than pleased with 2018’s season record of 22-28 after the Cougars’ WCC tournament win in 2017. Hoping to learn from the past and not repeat last season’s efforts, the 2019 season includes a new pitching coach and 20 newcomers.

Eleven returned missionaries play on the BYU baseball team, four of which have returned to the team following the 2018 season. Two of those four have already made immediate impacts this season.