The Boston Red Sox and MVP American League According to several reports, Mookie Betts has entered into a one year contract worth $ 20 million, avoiding arbitration.

After finishing his campaign with the most valuable player in 2018, Betts, a second-time eligible player, nearly doubled his salary compared to the $ 10.5 million deal he had signed with Boston for avoid arbitration before last season. His salary of $ 20 million sets a record for a player in his second season of eligibility for arbitration.

The Red Sox and Betts have not been able to agree on a contract the previous two, and in 2017, the Red Sox ended up renewing the right field player's contract for just $ 950,000. Betts is eligible for free status at the end of the 2020 season, but the Red Sox will surely try to find an extension with him because they would like to keep their local star.

The 26-year-old was the best player of the best team in 2018, a historically great World Series champion. He beat 0.46 / 0.438 / 0.640 (186 OPS +) with 47 doubles, five triples, 32 homers, 80 RBIs, 129 points, 30 robberies, 10.9 WAR points and 20 defensive points saved. A true superstar of the five tools, he beat only 91 times in 614 appearances at the plate. He led the majors on average, slugging, scored runs and WAR. He also directed all AL players in registered defensive circuits.