Boston trades Betts, Price to Dodgers: source

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Posted at 11:23 PM, Feb 04, 2020
and last updated 2020-02-04 23:23:57-05

The Red Sox have agreed to trade 2018 AL MVP Mookie Betts to the Los Angeles Dodgers, a person with knowledge of the deal tells The Associated Press.

The person spoke on condition of anonymity because the trade had not been announced. Boston packaged Betts with left-hander David Price in a salary dump that is expected to save the team tens of millions of dollars.

The Dodgers are sending outfielder Alex Verdugo back to the Red Sox.

The deal also involves the Minnesota Twins, who are getting right-hander Kenta Maeda from the Dodgers and sending pitching prospect Brusdar Graterol to Boston, according to reports by The Athletic and other outlets.