Mookie Betts wins salary arbitration hearing over Red Sox

FILE - In this Oct. 9, 2017, file photo, Boston Red Sox's Mookie Betts runs onto the field for Game 4 of baseball's American League Division Series against the Houston Astros in Boston. Betts and the Red Sox have argued the first salary arbitration case of the year, with the All-Star outfielder asking for a raise from $950,000 to $10.5 million and the team offering $7.5 million. Arbitrators Dan Brent, Mark Burstein, Phillip LaPorte heard arguments Tuesday, Jan. 30, 2018, and a decision is expected Wednesday. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer, File)

PHOENIX (AP) — All-Star outfielder Mookie Betts beat the Boston Red Sox on Wednesday in the first salary arbitration decision of the year and will get a raise from $950,000 to $10.5 million instead of the team’s $7.5 million offer.

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