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BOSTON (WBZ-AM) — Mookie Betts is the 11th player in Red Sox history to win the American League Most Valuable Player award.
The others are Dustin Pedroia, Mo Vaughn, Roger Clemens, Jim Rice, Fred Lynn, Carl Yastrzemski, Jackie Jensen, Ted Williams (twice), Jimmie Foxx, and Tris Speaker.
Betts and Jensen are the only right fielders to receive the honor, but Rice, Yaz, and Williams are on the only members of the group to spend their entire careers in Boston.
Betts said he is currently focused on the 2019 season when asked if he would retire with the Red Sox.
"It’s a great organization. I love being a part of it. But, right now the 2019 season is the most important coming up,” Betts said.
Betts is due a raise this offseason, but he is not eligible for free agency until 2021.
WBZ NewsRadio1030’s Adam Kaufman (@AdamMKaufman) reports