Red Sox Trade Mookie Betts, David Price To Los Angeles Dodgers

  • Red Sox Trade Mookie Betts, David Price To Los Angeles Dodgers

Red Sox Trade Mookie Betts, David Price To Los Angeles Dodgers

Trade talks centering around Red Sox star right fielder Mookie Betts heated up on Tuesday night and culminated in Boston sending Betts and David Price to the Los Angeles Dodgers. The third team involved in the trade is believed to be the Minnesota Twins, according to various reports.

In return for Betts and Price, Boston is expected to receive a package headlined by young Dodgers outfielder Alex Verdugo, per Rosenthal. The Red Sox are also receiving 21-year-old right-hander Brusdar Graterol from the Twins, who are picking up right-hander Kenta Maeda from Los Angeles. He earned $20 million in 2019 and settled on a $27 million salary for 2020, putting the Red Sox well beyond their desired payroll limit of $208 million (the first competitive balance tax threshold).

Betts won the 2018 American League MVP and could command a contract this victor in excess of $400 million. Price also won a World Series with the Red Sox in 2018, spending the last four seasons in Boston.

This is a developing story and will be updated.