After almost an entire winter of rumors building momentum, the Dodgers, Red Sox and Twins have reportedly agreed to a three-team trade that will see both outfielder Mookie Betts and lefty starting pitcher David Price end up in Los Angeles.
According to the reports, the Dodgers are sending Alex Verdugo back to the Red Sox. Additionally, Los Angeles is shipping righty swing man Kenta Maeda to Minnesota for highly regarded flamethrower Brusdar Graterol, who will end up going to Boston to complete the three-team deal.
Betts will earn $27 million this year and can become a free agent at the conclusion of the season. Price has three years and $96 million remaining on his contract.
Rosenthal has indicated that the Red Sox will send a significant amount of cash to the Dodgers to help cover the salaries of both players.
The 27-year-old Betts last year slashed .295/.391/.524 with 29 home runs and 80 RBI. His efforts tallied him a 6.6 fWAR, good enough for fifth-best in the American League.
Early rumors swirling say the Dodgers want to extend Betts to a long-term contract.
Price has a lifetime 3.31 ERA over 311 major league starts. In 2019, the 34-year-old native of Tennessee went 7-5 with a 4.28 ERA in 22 starts.
Jeff Passan of ESPN was the first to report the Pederson deal.
Last season, the 22-year-old Rengifo hit .238/.321/.364 with seven homers and 33 RBI over 406 PA. The Nicaraguan native logged 104 appearances at second base and 12 at shortstop at the big league level.
Rengifo has two options remaining on his contract.
Late on Tuesday night, Passan added there might be more players being moved between the Dodgers and the Angels.
Stay tuned for more details as they continue to develop.