HERE’S HOW PHILLIES COULD SIGN MIKE TROUT AS A FREE AGENT NOW!

Any player who was originally acquired by a California franchise in 2009 or before, and who has subsequently remained with the team, could now potentially opt-out of his contract and declare for free agency, even if he hasn’t yet accrued six years of MLB service time.

The most aggressive interpretation of Section 2855 would go even further, however. At least one California court – in a case involving boxer Oscar De La Hoya – has held that employees may opt-out of a contract under California law even in the middle of a voluntarily signed contract extension:

How Mike Trout Could Legally Become a Free Agent

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