Published: Thu, February 13, 2020
Sport | By Kayla Schwartz

Betts and Price arrive in Los Angeles eager for new starts

Betts and Price arrive in Los Angeles eager for new starts

A separate trade between the Dodgers and Red Sox was also announced Monday, with the Red Sox sending 2018 American League MVP Mookie Betts, 2012 AL Cy Young victor David Price and cash to Los Angeles for outfielder Alex Verdugo, shortstop Jeter Downs and catcher Connor Wong.

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"'We felt what this move was able to do ... was the most impactful, positive path for us", Bloom said.

Both players were asked about their memories of their time in Boston. "That was a great chapter in my life for sure".

"Now I have to swing the bat and run the bases, " Price said.

Betts' arrival is huge for the Dodgers, who won their last World Series title in 1988.

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One of the newest members of the Red Sox actually bears the name of a Yankee legend.

A shortstop and second baseman who split time between Single- and Double-A last season, Downs came to the Red Sox with outfielder Alex Verdugo and minor league catcher Connor Wong for Betts and David Price.

Downs was on his way to the Miami airport to fly to Dodgers camp in Glendale, Arizona, when he got word that he should instead head across the state to the Red Sox complex in Fort Myers. "So I still think I've got to go out and perform, and play well and things can be talked about after".

For Price, it's a reunion with Dodgers president of baseball operations Andrew Friedman. "I've watched him grow and continue to evolve on the mound".

What we didn't know was how Downs met him namesake. until now.

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