MLB superstar Mookie Betts will continue to receive money from a baseball contract until he turns 52.
The 31-year-old Betts received a 12-year, $365 million contract from the Los Angeles Dodgers in 2020.
Betts previously played for the Boston Red Sox.
In 2018, the MLB outfielder won the MVP, Silver Slugger, Gold Glove, batting title and World Series in the same season.
After Boston missed the playoffs in 2019, the Red Sox traded Betts along with David Price to the Dodgers.
The star outfielder had already received a one-year, $27 million contract from the Red Sox before the deal.
Betts had the opportunity to test the market after the 2020 season.
But Los Angeles was able to give Betts a major contract just before the start of the shortened COVID-20 season.
The star will not receive all of his money from his $365 million, 12-year contract with the Dodgers until 2044, when he turns 52.
His contract includes deferred payments of $115 million.
Betts does not have a no-trade clause and if he is traded, the deferrals would be lifted and the money would be owed in each season protected by the contract.
In his first season with the Dodgers, Betts finished second in voting for the 2020 NL MVP Award.
And he contributed to the team’s World Championship that same year.
Betts has hit 35 or more home runs in each of the last two seasons.
In 2023, the 31-year-old has posted a .307 batting average along with 40 doubles and 15 stolen bases.
By the end of his deferred contract in 2044, Betts’ career earnings will be $523 million.