Red Sox, Betts agree to $20 million deal for 2019

Steven Wright Red Sox avoid arbitration with one-year deal

He made four starts and six relief appearances, went back on the disabled list in late June because of the knee, then returned in September.

Furthermore, this development could be notable for the Red Sox in that the team failed to reach an agreement with their superstar outfielder last winter, leading to an arbitration hearing to determine his salary. His almost $10 million jump is the highest arbitration raise ever received by a position player.

That's a huge raise for Betts, who won his arbitration case against the Red Sox last season to secure a $10.5 million salary for 2018.

Fresh off his 2018 MVP campaign, Betts, a second-time eligible player, almost doubles his pay from the $10.5 million deal he struck with Boston to avoid arbitration prior to last season.

Oct 14, 2018; Boston, MA, USA; Boston Red Sox right fielder Mookie Betts (50) runs to first base on an RBI double in the eighth inning against the Houston Astros in game two of the 2018 ALCS playoff baseball series at Fenway Park. They can either pay Betts even more money to avoid arbitration for the 2020 season, or they can sign him to a long term contract and prevent him from testing the free agent waters after 2020.

The Sox have already struck deals with relievers Heath Hembree and Tyler Thornburg to avoid arbitration.

Matt Barnes, Xander Bogaerts, Jackie Bradley Jr., Brock Holt, Sandy Leon, Eduardo Rodriguez, Blake Swihart, Brandon Workman, Steven Wright and Betts reached one-year contracts for the 2019 season.

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