The Los Angeles Dodgers have agreed to a contract of 12 years and $ 365 million, the second agreement is the most lucrative in the history of baseball, outfielder Mookie Betts, on Wednesday.
The team announced the news of this union until 2032 on Twitter, however, without mention of amount of money. According to the MLB Network, the athlete, 27-year-old will hand over an amount of $ 365 million. Only Mike Trout and his contract monumental 12 years of age and 426,5 million $ ahead of Betts.
The mvp of the american League in 2018 has not yet played an official match in the uniform of the Dodgers. He was acquired along with David Price of the Boston Red Sox in February, after having refused an offer of 10 years and $ 300 million for the team in Massachusetts. A decision that Betts said he did not regret it and the time it finally gave a result.
“I believe that the time I spent here has convinced me. I feel comfortable with everyone […] from the owner down to the minor leagues. It is a well-oiled machine and I love it. I want to win championships here,” said Betts during a press conference organised by the Dodgers.
“We have a really good training. I love to be here, I love everything that is going on here. I’m very excited”, he added.
The president of baseball operations Andrew Friedman revealed that the two parties had begun to discuss in mid-march, but that it is in the last week that things were rushed. Betts wanted to also address this matter before the opening of the season.
“We wanted to see at what point it was at the organization, said Friedman. We could not be more confident in the Mookie”.
One who has competed in four games of the stars and who has won four gold Gloves was to become a free agent at the end of the season 2020.