Spring Training '19

Despite Mike Trout’s deal, Mookie Betts in no hurry for extension with Red Sox

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FORT MYERS, Fla. -- With Mike Trout’s whopper of a contract extension on Tuesday, the spotlight turned to Mookie Betts. Trout’s deal would certainly impact Betts’ future. Right?

“That’s a great thing,” Betts said of Trout’s deal, Wednesday morning inside the Red Sox spring training clubhouse. “He’s definitely one of the best players to ever play. He deserves it, so just a good-for-him type of thing.

“(But) we’re different players. Different players, we do different things. Just kind of have to keep that view on it.”

Betts feels no pressure to get a similar deal done with the Red Sox.

And why should he?