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Saturday, May 30, 2020

Report: Red Sox could listen to Mookie Betts trade offers after season

Mookie Betts

Mookie Betts is not far removed from an MVP season and a World Series win with the Boston Red Sox, but his future there might not be long-term.

According to Jon Morosi of Fox Sports, Betts is likely to become a free agent after the 2020 season after turning down an eight-year, $200 million extension offer. Subsequently, many in the industry believe the Red Sox will at least listen to offers for Betts this winter, with an eye on adding young pitching to augment their struggling staff.

While Betts has still been good in 2019, his numbers have taken a step back from their MVP levels, down to .279 with 19 home runs. He’s owned up to it, but Boston’s roster and financial situations may force them into making a move at the end of the season.

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