Former MVP Mookie Betts and former Cy Young Award victor David Price are heading to the Dodgers from Boston.
ESPN also reports the Dodgers have sent outfielder and soon-to-be free agent Joc Pederson to the Los Angeles Angels for infielder Luis Rengifo. The Athletic's Ken Rosenthal previously reported that Alex Verdugo will be the centerpiece going back to Boston and also indicated that a third team could be involved in the deal.
Last season with the Red Sox, Betts hit.295 with 29 home runs and 80 RBIs, while also leading the American League with 135 runs scored.
Price signed a seven-year, $217 million contract with the Red Sox after the 2015 season and is still due $96 million over the next three years. Betts won AL MVP honors in 2018 and has claimed four straight Gold Gloves.
However, the Red Sox missed the playoffs.
Now that Mookie Betts is going to be a Dodger, Buster Olney questions whether Los Angeles has enough to win a championship. Per Baumann, the Red Sox - who he deems a "de facto public institution" - rid themselves of a "once-in-a-generation player" all to save money that, in the grand scheme of Boston's operation, amounts to relatively little, adding to the narrative that Major League Baseball owners prioritize profit over everything else. Maeda, 31, had a 4.04 ERA for Los Angeles last season.
Verdugo didn't play after August 4 because of a back injury he re-aggravated while on a rehab assignment in September.
World Series champion and 2012 AL Cy Young Award victor Price, who has three years remaining on his current deal, posted 128 strikeouts and a 4.28 ERA for the Red Sox in 2019.