Boston Red Sox outfielder Mookie Betts got himself a big raise today. A three person panel ruled in favor of Betts and against the team in his salary arbitration case.

It means Mookie will make $10.5-million-dollars this season. The club wanted to pay him $7.8M.

Betts moves to the top of the pay list for first-year arbitration eligible players who take their case all the way to a panel of arbitrators. Cubs slugger Kris Bryant will get $10.85M, which was agreed to before going to the panel.

There may be two more years of this with Betts. He will not be a free agent until after 2021.

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