Jan. 11 (Bulletinstandard) — Boston Crimson Sox outfielder Mookie Betts and New York Mets pitcher Jacob deGrom prevented arbitration hearings on Friday after agreeing to offers.
The Red Sox announced that Betts prevented arbitration with a one-year, $20 million contract, probably the most any participant acquired earlier than Friday’s 1 p.m. ET deadline when groups and arbitration-eligible gamers should comply with a deal for the upcoming yr or in any other case put together for an arbitration listening to.
Betts made $10.5 million final season. His practically $10 million soar is the very best arbitration increase ever acquired by a place participant. The largest contract earned by an arbitration-eligible participant is the $23 million that present Atlanta Braves third baseman Josh Donaldson acquired final yr.
The Crimson Sox reached agreements with all 10 of their eligible gamers.
Matt Barnes, Xander Bogaerts, Jackie Bradley Jr., Brock Holt, Sandy Leon, Eduardo Rodriguez, Blake Swihart, Brandon Workman, Steven Wright and Betts reached one-year contracts for the 2019 season.
The 26-year-old Betts led the MLB in runs (129), batting common (.346) and slugging proportion (.640) final season. He additionally gained the AL Silver Slugger Award and AL Gold Glove Award.
Sources informed MLB.com and ESPN that deGrom and the Mets additionally prevented arbitration with a one-year, $17 million deal on Friday in his second yr of eligibility.
The reigning NL Cy Younger Award winner earned a $9.6 million increase, which topped Betts’ $9.5 million soar.
The Mets additionally reached one-year offers with Noah Syndergaard ($6 million), Zack Wheeler ($5.975 million), Steven Matz ($2.625 million) and Michael Conforto ($4.025 million).
The 30-year-old deGrom posted an MLB-low 1.70 ERA over 32 begins final season. If the Mets and deGrom cannot attain an settlement on a multi-year contract extension, he turns into a free agent for the primary time in 2021.