Mookie Betts Avoids Arbitration Agrees To A $20 Million Dollar Deal

Red Sox and OF Mookie Betts avoided arbitration by agreeing to a one-year, $20 million contract.
Betts made $10.5 million last season in his first year of arbitration eligibility, so he’ll nearly double his salary following an American League MVP-winning campaign that saw him bat .346/.438/.640 with 32 homers, 30 steals and 129 runs. It’s a record for a player in his second year of arbitration eligibility and USA Today’s Bob Nightengale says Betts can earn an additional $400,000 in incentives. The Red Sox have 1 more year of arbitration eligibility and the Red Sox would be wise to lock him up long term.