Seven Red Sox players had to exchange salary-arbitration figures by Friday’s 1 p.m. deadline — including Mookie Betts.
The outfielder who has been at the center of trade speculation throughout the offseason just got a hefty one-year contract from Boston. Betts and the Red Sox have agreed on a $27 million deal, per Jeff Passan of ESPN.
Betts’ $27 million sets the new arbitration record. Rockies third baseman Nolan Arenado held the record previously, and for a brief time. He set the bar last offseason when he made $26 million.
Passan is also reporting Jackie Bradley Jr. agreed to a one-year deal worth $11 million.
Matt Barnes agreed to a $3.1 million deal with Boston, per Mark Feinsand of MLB.com. The Red Sox also agreed to a one-year deal with Heath Hembree, to the tune of $1.6125 million, according to Alex Speier of the Boston Globe.
Feinsand is also reporting Brandon Workman will make $3.5 million in 2020.
Boston's only two arbitration-eligible players left are Eduardo Rodriguez and Andrew Benintendi.