The Crimson Sox created it official Monday, announcing the offer that’ll ship Mookie Betts and David Selling price to Los Angeles.
Price tag and Betts will be headed to the Dodgers in exchange, Boston will obtain outfielder Alex Verdugo, infielder Jeter Downs, and catcher Connor Wong. The Crimson Sox also will deliver $forty eight million to Los Angeles to support subsidize the remaining a few several years and $ninety six million on Price’s deal.
The Twins were originally associated in the trade, but inquiries about the wellbeing of pitcher Brusdar Graterol induced a transform in ideas around the weekend — the Dodgers ended up incorporating Downs and Wong to the trade to the Sox, which aided in the end pave the way for items to be accomplished.
“‘I want to say thank you to Mookie and thank you to David. Equally of these gentlemen have manufactured places in Red Sox record,’’ main baseball officer Chaim Bloom advised reporters Monday night in Fort Myers.
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Bloom reported the aggressive balance tax “was not a big factor’’ in Boston deciding to make the move.
“We totally expect to contend in 2020,’’ Bloom included. “This firm has shown a very long-time determination to profitable, and that commitment has not wavered.’’
The 23-year-old Verdugo, who performed all three outfield positions past period with the Dodgers (his first full calendar year in the bigs), finished with a .294 batting typical, as perfectly as twelve homers and forty four RBIs.
Wong is a 23-12 months-aged backstop who split his time final yr in between Solitary A (Rancho Cucamonga) and Double A (Tulsa) in the Los Angeles farm procedure. He strike a merged .281 with 24 homers and eighty two RBIs in 111 slight-league video games.
Downs, 21, also split time very last year in between Rancho Cucamonga and Tulsa. Between the two stops, he finished with a merged .276 common, to go alongside with 24 homers and 86 RBIs. He’s played each next base and shortstop in his experienced career, but those people who have viewed him play for an extended stretch feel he’d be a greater in shape a next base.
“We have a talented significant league roster, and we totally hope to compete for the postseason in 2020,’’ Bloom stated in a statement issued by the franchise. “By including Alex Verdugo, Jeter Downs, and Connor Wong to the organization, we are in improved placement to sustain that competitiveness in the years ahead. We are psyched to welcome all 3 of them to the Pink Sox spouse and children.’’
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