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SportMookie Betts, Red Sox settle arbitration at $20 million

20:30  11 january  2019
20:30  11 january  2019 Source:   yardbarker.com

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Betts will make .5 million in 2018, not the .5 million the Red Sox offered.

Markus Lynn " Mookie " Betts (born October 7, 1992) is an American professional baseball outfielder for the Boston Red Sox of Major League Baseball.

Mookie Betts, Red Sox settle arbitration at $20 million© Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports

As star outfielder Mookie Betts nears free agency, his contract number moves higher and higher. On Friday, the Red Sox and Betts reportedly settled on arbitration by agreeing to a one-year deal worth $20 million.

According to Jeff Passion of ESPN, both sides reportedly reached agreement on the one-year deal on Friday. Given it is only Betts’ second year of arbitration, it is a massive number for the young outfielder.

Betts is coming off another monster season in Boston with a 1.078 OPS, .346 batting average, 32 home runs and 30 stolen bases.

He will be arbitration-eligible for the final time next season before becoming a free agent heading into his age-28 season in 2021.

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