Mookie Betts agrees to 1-year, $27M deal with Red Sox

Boston Red Sox star Mookie Betts has set a record for an arbitration contract in MLB

The Red Sox agreed to a record one-year contract with Mookie Betts on Friday to avoid having to go through the arbitration process, and many believe they will now either trade the star outfielder or let him walk as a free agent following the 2020 season. Colorado Rockies third baseman Nolan Arenado held the previous salary arbitration record when he received $26 million last offseason.

The one-year deal is the largest deal ever agreed to by a player in an arbitration-eligible season. That contract led to negotiations for a $260 million, eight-year deal.

Mookie Betts and the Boston Red Sox have a deal. The four-time All-Star and Gold Glove victor hit.295/.391/.524 over 150 games in 2019, finishing eighth in MVP voting.


In 2018 he helped Boston advance to the World Series when he was crowned ALCS MVP for hitting two home runs and driving in nine runs as the Red Sox knocked out the Houston Astros in five games. The team also signed outfielder Jackie Bradley Jr. for a $ 11 million, one-year contract and relieves Matt Barnes for a $ 3 million contract and Heath Hembree for a $ 1.6 million contract, ESPN reported, citing sources. outfielder Andrew Benintendi or launchers Eduardo Rodriguez and Brandon Workman.

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