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Los Angeles Dodgers' Mookie Betts watches his infield pop fly during the first inning of a spring training baseball game against the Cincinnati Reds, Monday, March 2, 2020, in Goodyear, Ariz. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)

AP source: Proposal would let Betts, Bauer go free in fall

Mar. 25, 2020 9:00 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Mookie Betts and all the players set to be free agents after the 2020 season would still get that chance if there is no baseball this year, part of a broad deal being negotiated by the commissioner's office and the players' association. If there's no season because of the new coronavirus,...

Ron Roenicke, right, speaks as Red Sox Chief Baseball Officer Chaim Bloom looks on after being after being named interim manager of the Boston Red Sox baseball team Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2020, in Fort Myers, Fla. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)

AP Interview: Decisions came quickly for Boston's Bloom

Feb. 25, 2020 3:29 AM EST

FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) — This isn’t quite how Chaim Bloom imagined things would go, back when he dreamed of running a baseball team. Less than two months after taking over the Red Sox — and with the start of spring training looming — Boston's new chief baseball officer needed to replace...

Boston Red Sox baseball team owner John Henry listens during a news conference at Fenway Park, Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2020, in Boston. The Boston Red Sox have parted ways with manager Alex Cora, with the move coming one day after baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred named him as a ringleader with Houston in the sport's sign-stealing scandal. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)

Red Sox owners speak for first time since Betts traded

Feb. 17, 2020 3:38 PM EST

FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) — Red Sox owner John Henry says he knows why Boston fans are angry the team traded Mookie Betts. “When I say I understand how many of you feel about this trade with the Dodgers, I know many of you — particularly our youngest fans — are disbelieving or angry or sad...

FILE - In this  Friday, July 12, 2019 file photo, Los Angeles Dodgers' Alex Verdugo watches his solo home run during the second inning of the team's baseball game against the Boston Red Sox at Fenway Park in Boston. With less than a week before pitchers and catchers were scheduled to report to spring training, the Red Sox sent Mookie Betts and David Price to the Los Angeles Dodgers in a deal that brought outfielder Alex Verdugo and Twins pitching prospect Brusdar Graterol to Boston. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola, File)

Boston's Sale, Verdugo already behind schedule for opener

Feb. 15, 2020 4:54 PM EST

FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) — Three days after telling reporters he wanted to push harder in spring training to improve on last year's slow start, Red Sox manager Ron Roenicke pumped the brakes on two key players. Left-hander Chris Sale and outfielder Alex Verdugo are both recovering from setbacks that could...

FILE - In this Friday, April, 12, 2019 file photo, Boston Red Sox's Andrew Benintendi, left, Mookie Betts, center, and Jackie Bradley Jr. run in after defeating the Baltimore Orioles during a baseball game in Boston. When the Boston Red Sox traded Mookie Betts to the Los Angeles Dodgers on the eve of spring training, they broke up the

With Betts gone, Red Sox fill holes in OF and at leadoff

Feb. 14, 2020 8:54 PM EST

FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) — Win. Dance. Delete. When the Boston Red Sox traded Mookie Betts to the Los Angeles Dodgers on the eve of spring training, they broke up the "Killer B's” who patrolled the Fenway outfield and led the team to a World Series championship in 2018. Together, Betts, Jackie Bradley...

New Los Angeles Dodgers players David Price, right, and Mookie Betts walk after a news conference to announce their acquisition at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles, Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2020. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)

Red Sox to send Dodgers $48M in 18 installments over 3 years

Feb. 12, 2020 9:48 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — The Boston Red Sox will make their $48 million in payments to the Los Angeles Dodgers as part of the David Price and Mookie Betts trade in 18 equal installments over the next three years. Boston will send Los Angeles $2,666,667 on the 15th of each month from April through September in 2020,...

Boston Red Sox pitchers throw after reporting for spring training baseball Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2020, in Fort Myers, Fla. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)

Red Sox prospect Jeter Downs has tough name to live up to

Feb. 12, 2020 1:58 PM EST

FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) — Carrying one of the most hated sports names in Boston is already enough of a burden, so Jeter Downs won’t also try to be the guy who replaces Mookie Betts. The former Dodgers prospect, who was named after Hall of Famer Derek Jeter by his Yankees-loving mother, was acquired in...

FILE - In this Aug. 10, 2019, file photo, Boston Red Sox's Mookie Betts hits an RBI-double during the sixth inning of a baseball game against the Los Angeles Angels in Boston. Betts has agreed to a $27 million contract with the Red Sox. It is the largest one-year salary for an arbitration-eligible player.  (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer, File)

Dodgers, Red Sox finish deal; Betts and Price headed West

Feb. 10, 2020 10:31 PM EST

FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) — Mookie Betts and David Price are Los Angeles Dodgers. The Boston Red Sox are tax dodgers. Boston and Los Angeles finalized the on-again, off-again deal that will send the 2018 AL MVP and 2012 AL Cy Young Award winner to the West Coast on Monday night — just hours before the...

FILE - In this Aug. 10, 2019, file photo, Boston Red Sox's Mookie Betts hits an RBI-double during the sixth inning of a baseball game against the Los Angeles Angels in Boston. Betts has agreed to a $27 million contract with the Red Sox. It is the largest one-year salary for an arbitration-eligible player.  (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer, File)

AP Source: Red Sox will send Betts, Price to Dodgers

Feb. 9, 2020 10:44 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — Two days before the start of spring training, the Boston Red Sox have again agreed to send 2018 AL MVP Mookie Betts and pitcher David Price to the Los Angeles Dodgers in a reworked deal, a person with knowledge of the negotiations told The Associated Press on Sunday. The Red Sox will receive...

FILE - In this Aug. 10, 2019, file photo, Boston Red Sox's Mookie Betts hits an RBI-double during the sixth inning of a baseball game against the Los Angeles Angels in Boston. Betts has agreed to a $27 million contract with the Red Sox. It is the largest one-year salary for an arbitration-eligible player.  (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer, File)

Union head calls for resolution in Red Sox-Dodgers trade

Feb. 7, 2020 5:30 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — The holdup in the trade that would send 2018 AL MVP Mookie Betts to the Los Angeles Dodgers is unfair to the players involved, the head of their union said on Friday. The Boston Red Sox had a pending trade that would send Betts and lefty David Price to the Dodgers for outfielder Alex Verdugo...