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Dodgers, Mookie Betts Finalizing 13-year, $380M-Plus Deal



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The Los Angeles Dodgers and new star outfielder Mookie Betts are finalizing a 13-year deal worth more than $380 million that will prevent Betts from hitting free agency this winter, according to ESPN’s Jeff Passan.

Betts, 27, was acquired during the offseason via trade with the Boston Red Sox for outfielder Alex Verdugo and shortstop prospect Jeter Downs, after the Red Sox were unwilling to match the demands of Betts on a long-term deal.

Now, the former American League MVP is staying with the Dodgers for the long-term, as the two sides are expected to agree upon the deal as soon as today.

Betts is considered one of the best all-around players in baseball, and adds to an already stacked young core for the Dodgers, that includes National League MVP Cody Bellinger, shortstop Corey Seager, and starter Walker Buehler.

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