The dollar figure is a record for a player in his second year of arbitration.

MLB hot stove: Mookie Betts, Red Sox settle at record $20M, avoid arbitration

Reigning AL MVP Mookie Betts and the Red Sox have agreed to a record one-year, $20 million deal, avoiding arbitration, according to multiple reports Friday that cited unidentified sources.

The dollar figure is a record for a player in his second year of arbitration and, more important, ESPN's Jeff Passan noted, "(h)is number next year, if he doesn’t work out an extension, could be gargantuan."

Betts, 26, made $10.85 million in 2018, a season in which all the three-time All-Star did was lead the majors in batting and slugging with a .346/.438/.640 slash line. He had 32 homers, 129 runs and 80 RBIs as he ignited the offense and played Gold Glove defense in the Red Sox's championship season, his fifth in the majors. 

The Red Sox had until 1 p.m. ET Friday to find reach an agreement and avoid an arbitration hearing with their right fielder.

Kapler agrees with Arrieta

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Padres owners talking Bryce Harper

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Harper has reportedly nixed deals in the $300-million range. If the Padres are still a bidder, their offer would likely need to be higher.

Indians listening to offers for vet

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The Indians have to pay Francisco Lindor and Jose Ramirez in the coming seasons, but to do that they may have to part ways with some vets.

Angels in on Mike Moustakas

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The Phillies and Padres both have had reported interest in Moustakas as a backup plan.

Yankees acquire Britton

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Britton has recorded four saves and holds a 3.45 ERA in 15 2/3 innings on the mound this season.