Mookie Betts and the Boston Red Sox have avoided arbitration.
Betts has agreed to a $20 million salary for the 2019 Major League Baseball season, according to multiple reports. The 26-year-old right fielder earned $10.5 million in 2018 and was in his second season of arbitration eligibility.
Mookie Betts settled with the Boston Red Sox at $20 million, league source familiar with the agreement tells ESPN. A huge number that sets a new standard for 4+ players. His number next year, if he doesn’t work out an extension, could be gargantuan.— Jeff Passan (@JeffPassan) January 11, 2019