The Dodgers are finalizing a long term extension with a 27-year-old right fielder that is reportedly worth between 350 and 400 million dollars. Betts was set to hit free agency this winter, but this extension will reportedly keep the former ALMVP "Dodger blue" for ten to 12 more years.
The Dodgers acquired Betts in a blockbuster trade from the Red Sox last winter. The 2018 AL MVP had twice hit more than 30 home runs in a season, is a career .301 hitter and has won three Silver Slugger awards, and the last four Gold Gloves. Betts is one of just six Major League Baseball players to cross the 300 million dollar contract threshold, joining Mike Trout, Bryce Harper, John Carlos Stanton, Garrett Cole and Manny Machado.