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Anthony Rendon agrees to a $245 million deal with Angels

Another top free agent domino has fallen, with third baseman Anthony Rendon agreeing on a seven-year, $245 million deal with the Los Angeles Angels, according to a baseball official with direct knowledge of the agreement.

The person spoke to USA TODAY Sports on condition of anonymity because the deal has not yet been finalized.

The deal is identical in terms of years and amount to former teammate Stephen Strasburg, who agreed to a seven-year, $245 million deal with the Nationals earlier this week.

But, for the second straight year, the Nationals were not able to re-sign one of their premium homegrown talents. Bryce Harper signed with a 13-year, $330 million deal with the Philadelphia Phillies last offseason.   

Rendon was drafted sixth overall by the Nationals in 2011.

Rendon will join forces with three-time AL MVP Mike Trout, Shohei Ohtani and future Hall of Famer Albert Pujos. 

The 29-year-old Rendon slashed .319/.412/.598 in 2019, setting career-highs with 34 home runs and 126 RB and helped the Washington Nationals win their first World Series title in franchise history. Rendon hit .328 with 15 RBI in 17 playoff games, including home runs in Games 6 and 7 of the World Series.