Dodgers give Betts 12-year, $365M ex­ten­sion

Chicago Sun-Times - - SPORTS -

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.

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