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Mookie Betts and Dodgers Agree to Record-Breaking Contract Extension

The Los Angeles Dodgers and outfielder Mookie Betts have come to an agreement on a long-term deal worth some major money according to Jeff Passan.

Outfielder Mookie Betts and the Los Angeles Dodgers are in agreement on a 12-year, $365 million contract extension, sources familiar with the deal tell ESPN. Combined with the one-year, $27 million deal he’s currently under, the total is 13 years and $392 million.

The 27-year-old was scheduled to become a free agent after the 2020 season, which, thanks to the coronavirus pandemic was shortened to 60 games. That had Red Sox fans hoping the franchise might be able to lure Betts back to their team with a mega-deal of their own. According to WEEI's Lou Merloni, in January, the Red Sox reportedly offered Betts a 10-year, $300 million deal. Betts reportedly countered with 12 years and $420 million.

Betts, who is a four-time All-Star, won the AL MVP in 2018.

The Dodgers traded shortstop Jeter Downs, outfielder Alex Verdugo, and catcher Connor Wong in exchange for Betts during the off-season.

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