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Red Sox, Mookie Betts likely heading to arbitration hearing

Friday was the deadline for teams and players to exchange their figures for a potential arbitration hearing, which also means it was the day that many teams and players avoided arbitration by agreeing to a one-year deal. The Red Sox had a whopping ten players who still hadn’t agreed to a deal heading into yesterday, but they ended up agreeing to a deal with nine of them. That leaves one player whose salary is still up for grabs next year. Unfortunately, it’s the best player on the team in Mookie Betts.

According to reports, the two sides are fairly far apart with their proposed 2018 salaries, with the team offering $7.