Los Angeles Dodgers Acquire Mookie Betts and David Price from Boston Red Sox

 

The Los Angeles Dodgers have acquired four-time All-Star and former American League MVP Mookie Betts in a blockbuster deal with the the Boston Red Sox. The Red Sox are also sending five-time All-Star and former American League Cy Young award winner David Price to the Los Angeles Dodgers in exchange for outfielder Alex Verdugo, top prospect infielder Jeter Downs, catching prospect Connor Wong and cashconsiderations according to ESPN’s Jeff Passan.

As a part of the deal, Los Angeles will only be on the hook for half of the $96 million remaining over the final three years of David Price’s massive contract.

 

After nearly a week of confusion and uncertainty, one of the biggest trades in recent memory has finally been completed. In a corresponding move, the Minnesota Twins will be sending pitching prospect Brusdar Graterol and their 2020 compensation B pick to the Los Angeles Dodgers in exchange for right-hander Kenta Maeda and a player to be named later. The Dodgers will also be sending $10 million to the Minnesota Twins as part of the deal.

Graterol, the Twins prospect who would have been sent to Boston had the original deal announced on Tuesday gone through, will now be part of the Dodgers organization going forward. He is a hard throwing right-hander who is projected by many to be a reliever at the Major League level.

There is still no announcement about the corresponding deal (also reported Tuesday night) that would send outfielder Joc Pederson and right-hander Ross Stripling to the Angels.

 

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