Los Angeles Dodgers star outfielder, Mookie Betts, left the game against the Arizona Diamondbacks early due to a finger injury (via. the Dodgers organization). Dodgers manager, Dave Roberts, says that the X-rays have come back negative and the team will take the injury day by day.
Betts, 27, was traded to the Dodgers this offseason from the Boston Redsox. The Dodgers had to trade outfielder Alex Vertugo, shortstop Jeter Downs and catcher Connor Wong, to acquire Betts. On SiriusXM’s MLB Network Radio Show Hall of Famer Jim Rice said he talked with Betts about the trade. The former Redsox said, “I wanted to stay… It was a business deal and they chose to go that way and I had to accept it” (according to Jim Rice).
The outfielder was selected by the Redsox in the fith-round of the 2011 MLB draft. He is a 4-time All-Star and a 3-time Silver Slugger Award winner. He has also won four Gold Gloves in the process.
Betts has already shown off his fielding talent in his short time so far with the team.
The 2018 AL MVP is a career .301 batter with a .893 OPS. In 9 games Betts has batted .262 with four RBIs and one home run. The Dodgers are currently 7-3 and hold the NL’s top wildcard spot. The blue and white are favorited to win the word series along with the New York Yankees. The two teams both have odds of 7-2. If Betts’ injury becomes more serious it would definitively hurt the reigning National League Champions.