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Mookie Betts picks arbitration hearing over further negotiations

How much should Boston Red Sox star Mookie Betts get paid this year?

Three judges will decide.

The Red Sox reached one-year contract agreements Friday with nine of their 10 arbitration-eligible players, beating the deadline to exchange figures for a potential hearing. Betts was the lone holdout, and according to Sox assistant general manager Brian O'Halloran, the sides have agreed to let a panel of three arbitrators determine the All-Star right fielder's 2018 salary in a hearing next month.

A date for the hearing has not yet been set. The Red Sox submitted a $7.