Mookie Betts RUMORS & NEWS

  • Betts sets Red Sox record with 11th leadoff HR "All-Star Mookie Betts now has the most leadoff home runs in Red Sox history. The right fielder clocked the third pitch of Sunday's game from Rays right-hander Chris Archer over the wall in left. Per Statcast™, the 11th career leadoff homer by Betts had an exit velocity of 106.3 mph and a..." July 09

  • Mookie Betts shut down long-term extension talks in winter

    Fanrag Sports "The Boston Red Sox explored the possibility of locking up Mookie Betts to a long-term deal this winter, following his second-place finish in the MVP voting to Mike Trout, according to sources. However, Betts, like almost all young superstars who are position players these days, decided he’s..." June 15

  • Betts' no-whiff streak truly striking "The count had run full, the game was out of hand, and the pitch from Orioles reliever Oliver Drake was an 82.1-mph splitter that was up and in. The batter froze and let it pass, home-plate umpire Paul Emmel called strike three, and the Fenway Park crowd, still buzzing from the David Ortiz home run..." April 18

  • Farrell leaning towards Betts hitting 3rd in Red Sox lineup "With the idea of getting his most dynamic hitter to the plate more often, Red Sox manager John Farrell is leaning toward hitting Mookie Betts third instead of fourth to start the season. That was the alignment Farrell went with for Thursday's game against the Pirates and the one you will likely..." March 24

  • Red Sox Renew Mookie Betts For $950K

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Red Sox have renewed outfielder Mookie Betts’ contract at a healthy $950K price, according to Alex Speier of the Boston Globe (via Twitter). Betts, 24, has established himself as one of the game’s best players and is fresh off of an outstanding 2016 season in which he slashed .318/.363/.534..." March 02

  • Derek Jeter’s Favorite Current Baseball Player Is On The Red Sox

    NESN "Derek Jeter knows talent when he sees it, no matter the uniform. The former New York Yankees shortstop finished up his annual Captain’s Camp on Tuesday with the franchise’s minor leaguers, ending it with dinner at a Tampa, Fla., restaurant. Jeter held a little Q&A for the young guys, too, and..." February 25