Red Sox' Mookie Betts, Xander Bogaerts earn Silver Slugger awards

Justin Leger
NBC Sports Boston

Red Sox stars Mookie Betts and Xander Bogaerts both took home some hardware on Thursday.

Betts earned his second straight Silver Slugger award (third total) while Bogaerts also tallied the third of his seven-year career.

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Fresh off his 2018 American League MVP season, Betts hit .295 with 29 home runs, 80 RBI and a .915 OPS in 2019. He also was brought home his fourth consecutive Gold Glove award earlier this week.

Bogaerts arguably was the Red Sox MVP last season as he hit .309 with 33 homers, 117 RBI and a .939 OPS.

These accolades are a reminder of just how important this offseason is for the Red Sox as they face an important decision regarding their prized right fielder. Betts is set to become a free agent after the 2020 campaign and the two sides reportedly have not gotten anywhere in contract extension talks.

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Red Sox' Mookie Betts, Xander Bogaerts earn Silver Slugger awards originally appeared on NBC Sports Boston

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