Dodgers give Betts 12-year, $365M extension
Star outfielder Mookie Betts agreed to a 12-year, $365 million extension with the Dodgers. The deal is added to the one-year, $27 million contract he’s currently playing out, which comes out to 13 years and $392 million. It’s the second-largest contract in total dollars behind the 12-year, $426.5 million contract for the Angels’ Mike Trout covering 2019-30.
The state of Pennsylvania won’t allow the Blue Jays to play at PNC Park in Pittsburgh amid the coronavirus pandemic, becoming the second jurisdiction to say no to the team as the baseball season begins this week.
Mets starter Marcus Stroman will miss the start of the shortened season with a torn muscle in his left calf. The All-Star right-hander will be evaluated on a week-to-week basis.
Royals outfielder Hunter Dozier was put on the injured list after testing positive for COVID-19.
MLB and the players union reportedly are discussing expanding the 2020 playoffs from 10 teams to 16.