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Mookie Betts to sign record-breaking deal to remain with Red Sox

by Rob Ingalsbe | Dodgers Correspondent | Fri, Jan 10th 2:56pm EST

Mookie Betts and the Red Sox have agreed to a $27 million deal for 2020, breaking Nolan Arenado's year-old record $26 million for a player in his final year of arbitration eligibility. The club has not yet confirmed the agreement. (

Fantasy Impact:

Boston was wise to avoid going to an arbitration hearing with Betts. Those hearings can get ugly, and if Boston has any hope of signing Betts long-term, not going through that process would seem to be the right call. This is good news for Betts' 2020 fantasy outlook as he should be safely locked in as a consensus top-5 overall pick.

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