Outfielder Mookie Betts concurred Friday to a $27 million agreement with the Boston Red Sox, the biggest one-year compensation for an assertion qualified player.
Outfielder Jackie Bradley Jr. likewise consented to a $11 million arrangement, guaranteeing Boston will maintain a strategic distance from pay mediation with two of its greatest stars.
Betts’ arrangement bested the $26 million understanding the previous winter for third baseman Nolan Arenado, which prompted dealings for a $260 million, eight-year bargain.
A four-time All-Star and four-time Gold Glove champ, Betts is qualified with the expectation of complimentary organization after this season.
They was casted a ballot the American League MVP in 2018, when they hit a significant association driving .346 with 32 homers and 80 RBIs, at that point helped the Red Sox to the World Series title. They hit .295 last season with 29 homers and 80 RBIs.
Bradley is known for his fantastic plays in the outfield, yet his bat has been a risk now and again. They is streaky, hitting .315 with five homers and 14 RBIs in June however only .225 for the season all in all, with 21 homers and 62 RBIs. They drove the alliance in putouts and helps as a middle defender.
Boston likewise obtained right-hander Austin Brice from the Miami Marlins in return for small time shortstop Angeudis Santos. Infielder Marco Hernández was assigned for task.
Brice, a 27-year-old help pitcher, had a 3.43 ERA in 36 games last season.