The Boston Red Sox have agreed to a trade that would send former MVP outfielder Mookie Betts and starting pitcher David Price to the Los Angeles Dodgers, ESPN's Jeff Passan first reported Tuesday night.
Passan reports that the deal is pending medical reviews.
As The Athletic's Ken Rosenthal reported just a few minutes prior to the news breaking and confirmed there after, a third team was heard to be included in the deal, and that third team has been revealed as the Minnesota Twins, per Robert Murray and MLB Network's Jon Heyman.
Heyman reported that the Dodgers will pay about half of Price's $96 million contract over the next three seasons, while the Red Sox pay the other half. Sources tell Rosenthal that RHP Kenta Maeda will be sent from Los Angeles to Minnesota for RHP Brusdar Graterol, who will be sent to Boston.
Outfielder Alex Verdugo will go from Los Angeles to Boston as well, freeing up that outfield spot for Betts.
Betts and the Red Sox avoided arbitration earlier this offseason and agreed to a $27 million deal for 2020, but Boston was dead set on coming in under the luxury tax, leading to trading away their best player.
In a separate trade to make this all work, Rosenthal reports that the Dodgers are sending Joc Pederson to the Angels, acquiring infielder Luis Rengifo in return, though other pieces will also be involved in the trade, per Passan.