Star outfielder Mookie Betts and the Los Angeles Dodgers have agreed on a 12-year, $365 million extension to keep the former American League MVP from reaching free agency this winter.
Combined with the one-year, $27 million deal he’s currently under, Betts’ total comes to 13 years and $392 million. The deal tops the previous extension record of $360 million signed by Mike Trout and includes a record $65 million signing bonus.
The Dodgers announced the deal Wednesday afternoon.
The Dodgers acquired the 27-year-old Betts from the Boston Red Sox in a blockbuster trade over the winter, giving up outfielder Alex Verdugo and shortstop prospect Jeter Downs with a guarantee of only one year — and the hope that he would consider re-signing before hitting the open market.
Looks like that gamble paid off.
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