Mookie Betts, Dodgers Agree on 12-Year, $350M Extension: Report

By WEEI 93.7

It looks like Mookie Betts will remain in Los Angeles for a long time.

According to WEEI's Lou Merloni, Betts and the Dodgers were close to a massive contract extension on Thursday. The deal will keep Betts in L.A. for 12 years beyond 2020, and pay the star outfielder around $350M, according to WFAN MLB insider Jon Heyman.

MLB insider Ken Rosenthal additionally details that Betts' contract comes with a $65 million signing bonus, with $115 million of the total deal deferred and without any opt-outs or no-trade clauses.

Betts, who was traded to the Dodgers this offseason, was scheduled to be a free agent after the season.

“The market will be what the market will be. Cross that bridge when we get there," he told reporters earlier this month.

The 27-year-old is a four-time All-Star and won the AL MVP in 2018.