June 21, 2024

On Thursday, the Boston Red Sox reportedly secured a long-term deal with one of their promising young players. Pitcher Brayan Bello and the Red Sox reached an agreement on a six-year, $55 million contract extension, as per ESPN. The deal also includes an option for a seventh year valued at $21 million.

Bello had an impressive first full season in Major League Baseball, finishing with a record of 12-11, an ERA of 4.24, and 132 strikeouts over 157 innings. With Lucas Giolito facing a lingering elbow injury, there’s speculation that the 24-year-old Bello could potentially step in as Boston’s Opening Day starter, ESPN notes.

The addition of the right-hander further strengthens a rotation already featuring Kutter Crawford, Tanner Houck, Nick Pivetta, and Garrett Whitlock.

Back in 2017, Boston secured Bello’s services for $280,000 while he was honing his skills in his homeland, the Dominican Republic. Fast forward five years, and Bello not only made his debut in the major leagues but also quickly asserted himself as one of the standout pitchers in the Red Sox’s lineup.

Red Sox likely to approach Brayan Bello with an extension this winter?

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