Red Sox make it official: Mookie Betts, David Price are now Dodgers

By WEEI 93.7

The deal that was agreed to on February 4, and was then delayed, is now officially done.

The Red Sox have traded Mookie Betts and David Price to the Los Angeles Dodgers.

In return, Boston acquired Alex Verdugo, Jeter Downs, and Connor Wong.

“Alex Verdugo is a really talented baseball player, on both sides of the ball,” Chaim Bloom said on Monday. “He can really hit. ... Defensively, he can play all three (outfield) positions.”

Although he admitted the three players coming back in return won’t make up Betts and Price’s production in 2020, Bloom thinks “it is realistic” the Red Sox will still compete in 2020.

Bloom also added that the competitive balance tax “was not a major factor in us deciding to do this deal.”