Thursday, 24 January, 2019

Betts, Red Sox settle at record $20M, avoid arbitration

Mookie Betts Xander Bogaerts headline Red Sox arbitration-eligible players Mookie Betts Avoids Arbitration With Red Sox, Reportedly Agrees To $20 Million Salary
Sidney Guerrero | 13 January, 2019, 20:55

Fresh off a historic 2018 campaign in which he slashed an otherworldly.346/.438/.640 en route to a World Series title, Betts earned himself a $9.5MM raise from his previous salary. The prospect of the Red Sox arguing for a lower salary for the MVP victor would have been a particularly unflattering look for the team this year and also serve as a red flag for their chances to come to an agreement on a contract extension for Betts.

Betts made $10.5 million last season. His record-setting deal will establish the new standard for players with four-plus years of Major League Baseball service time.

It was the second-highest figure ever given to a player in year one of arbitration, behind only Kris Bryant of the Chicago Cubs.

The Red Sox and Betts couldn't agree on a contract the previous two offseasons, and in 2017, the Red Sox wound up renewing the right fielder's contract for just $950,000.

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According to reports, the two sides avoided arbitration with a one-year, $20 million deal. His $20 million salary sets a record for a player in his second season of arbitration-eligibility.

Also eligible for arbitration are outfielder Jackie Bradley Jr., shortstop Xander Bogarts, right-handers Matt Barnes and Brandon Workman, left-hander Eduardo Rodriguez, utiliyman Brock Holt, catcher Sandy Leon and catcher/first baseman Blake Swihart.

The Red Sox already signed Tyler Thornburg for 2019, and they reportedly added knuckleballer Steven Wright and relief pitcher Heath Hembree to the list Thursday afternoon.

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