The Dodgers acquired Betts and Price from the Boston Red Sox in the offseason's biggest blockbuster to date. Betts is widely considered to be the second-best position player in MLB behind Mike Trout. He had a .524 slugging percentage and .915 OPS to go along with 29 home runs and 80 RBI in 2019.
The 27-year-old has high hopes of his time in Los Angeles, telling reporters he's aiming to win his second World Series title.
Now, he's no longer under contract with the team, and Boston is on the hook for only half of Price's $32 million salary.
Betts was understandably noncommittal about his long-term future with the Dodgers.
As for a return to Boston, the former Red Sox star made it clear his focus was on the upcoming season.
"I love Boston, man," Betts said, per the Boston Globe's Julian McWilliams. "But I do know that it's a business and I have to worry about 2020 right now and get to that point whenever it's time."
The Red Sox drafted Betts in the fifth round of the 2011 draft and he spent his entire professional career with the organization. He was a four-time All-Star, four-time Gold Glove winner and the 2018 American League MVP in Boston.
He said the protracted nature of the rumors regarding his eventual trade made the situation a little easier to process, per Yianni Kourakis of WPRI 12: "It was something I had to get use to. Once I expected it was going to happen, it was fine. I'm playing the same game, just in a different uniform."
Betts and Price spoke positively about their experiences with the Red Sox.
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Both asked about memories of Boston. Betts: "Boston was a great chapter in my life." Price: "We won a lot of games. We won three division titles and won a World Series in 2018. For myself, 2018 was very special there at the end. Those are very, very good memories for sure."
With the addition of Betts, Los Angeles strengthened what was already one of MLB's best offenses, led by reigning National League MVP Cody Bellinger.
"He won an MVP last year so he's definitely going to put on a show," Betts said of his new teammate, per the Orange County Register's Bill Plunkett. "I'll do my best to keep up with him."
Now, Betts and Price will head to Glendale, Arizona, to join the Dodgers for spring training.
The team opens its spring slate Feb. 22 against the San Francisco Giants.