BOSTON (WBZ NewsRadio) — Former Red Sox right fielder Mookie Betts may be with the Dodgers now, but in a video posted to social media Monday, he made sure fans know he's grateful for his time in Boston.
"Nine years," Betts says in a voiceover, as moments from his career with the Red Sox are shown. "Man, you were great to me, Boston. The way you welcomed me in like family. The bonds that will last a lifetime, and the banner that will hang forever. My family and I thank you from the bottom of our hearts."
Betts and pitcher David Price were traded to L.A. two weeks ago for outfielder Alex Verdugo and prospects Jeter Downs and Connor Wong, as well as $48 million to cover half of Price's remaining contract. The trade was finalized last week.
Betts goes on to say in the video that he realized everyone is part of "something bigger than one person or one city," and the video ends with a message for his new home.
"Though the jersey will change, the mindset will not," he says. "From one title town to another. Los Angeles, it's showtime."
Check out Mookie's video below: