• Betts, Red Sox agree to deal to avoid arbitration

    By: Tom Leyden

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    BOSTON - Mookie Betts, who won the AL MVP Award following the 2018 season, has agreed to a one-year deal wit the Red Sox that will pay him a reported $20 million, according to Jeff Passan of ESPN.

    The deal means Betts will avoid arbitration with the Red Sox and will earn $9.5 million more than what was owed to him on the original contract he signed with the team.

    Betts finished the 2018 season batting .346 with 32 home runs, 47 doubles and 80 RBIs, scoring 129 runs for the World Series champions.


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