THEY DID IT. The Dodgers have reportedly acquired superstar outfielder Mookie Betts and left-handed starting pitcher David Price from the Boston Red Sox, according to Jeff Passan of ESPN.
BREAKING: The Los Angeles Dodgers have agreed to a deal with the Boston Red Sox that would send star outfielder Mookie Betts and starter David Price to the Dodgers, sources familiar with the deal tell ESPN. Deal is pending medical reviews.
— Jeff Passan (@JeffPassan) February 5, 2020
While this story is still developing, the Dodgers have finally struck to get him and they have silence all doubts. We do not know what prospects are involved in the deal at this juncture, but it appears to be entirely done pending physicals. Mookie Betts will in fact be a member of the Los Angeles Dodgers in 2020 and so will David Price.
Mookie Betts has made the Dodgers go from National League favorites to potential World Series favorites. David Price is also a very solid pitcher and the Dodgers will be lucky to have him.
We will update with full details as we receive them in terms of prospects and money involved within the trade.
According to Ken Rosenthal, there is a third team involved. According to Alex Speier of The Boston Globe, Alex Verdugo will be heading to Boston.
In the proposed deal, Alex Verdugo and another player (from a third team) would go to the Red Sox.
— Alex Speier (@alexspeier) February 5, 2020
Pitcher Kenta Maeda was part of the deal with the third team, who turned out to be the Minnesota Twins. Maeda is going the Twins in exchange for highly touted pitching prospect Brusdar Graterol, who was sent along with Verdugo to Boston for Betts and Price.
— Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) February 5, 2020
More still developing as this story becomes official.