The Los Angeles Dodgers announced on Wednesday that they reached an agreement with star outfielder Mookie Betts for a 12-year, $365 million contract extension.
The long-term deal will keep the former American League MVP from reaching free agency this winter and will keep him with the Dodgers through the 2032 season. Betts’ deal — including the one-year, $27 million contract he’s currently under — will total 13 years and $392 million, including a record $65 million signing bonus. The contract tops the previous extension record of $360 million signed by Los Angeles Angels star Mike Trout.
The Dodgers acquired the 27-year-old Betts in a blockbuster trade with the Boston Red Sox in February. In his final season with the Red Sox, he recorded a .295 batting average with 29 home runs and 80 RBIs. Betts has earned four Gold Gloves in right field, and finished his championship-winning 2018 campaign with an MVP award.
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