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Mookie Betts | Outfielder | #50

Team: Boston Red Sox
Age / DOB:  (23) / 10/7/1992
Ht / Wt:  5'9" / 180
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: None
Drafted: 2011 / Rd. 5 (0) / BOS
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Mookie Betts had another big night at the dish Tuesday, clubbing a three-run homer and a two-run homer in a win over the Orioles.
Betts drove in all five runs for the Red Sox, breaking a scoreless tie in the fifth inning with a three-run shot and then putting the club back ahead for good with a two-run blast in the eighth. The young outfielder has as good of a shot as anyone to win the American League MVP award, having belted 28 homers with 89 RBI, 18 stolen bases and 93 runs to go along with a .315 average. He Betts has five homers over his last three games. Aug 16 - 10:23 PM

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Mookie Betts remains in the cleanup spot Tuesday against the Orioles.

With Hanley Ramirez on bereavement leave, Betts was moved from third to fourth on Monday he'll remain there to break up left-handed hitters David Ortiz and Jackie Bradley, Jr. in the lineup. Travis Shaw is at first base and Aaron Hill is at third.
Aug 16 - 3:35 PM

Mookie Betts went supernova in Sunday's 16-2 win over the Diamondbacks, homering three times and driving in eight runs.

Betts was far from the only offense performer to go off in the blowout win (Dustin Pedroia picked up five hits on the afternoon), but his performance stood above all others. He opened the show with a two-run homer in the first inning, then went on to style a three-run dinger in the third before finishing off the virtuoso performance with another three-run homer in the fifth. With that gigantic performance under his belt, the dynamic 23-year-old outfielder is slashing .313/.351/.561 with 26 homers and 84 RBI over 492 at-bats. He deserves to be in the conversation for AL MVP.
Aug 14 - 5:49 PM

Mookie Betts (calf) is back in the Red Sox' lineup Friday.

Betts didn't play Thursday after departing Wednesday's contest with a tight right calf, but he's ready to go now. He's in right field and batting third versus Patrick Corbin and the Diamondbacks.
Aug 12 - 4:13 PM

Mookie Betts (calf) is out Thursday.

Betts made an early exit from Wednesday night's game after experiencing tightness in his right calf. The star outfielder said he felt fine in the clubhouse afterward and the Red Sox seem confident in calling him day-to-day. Brock Holt will start in right field on Thursday against the Yankees.
Aug 11 - 3:22 PM

Mookie Betts left Wednesday's game against the Yankees with right calf tightness.

Betts was fine through the early portion of the game, but manager John Farrell replaced him in right field with Brock Holt to start the top of the eighth inning. This could well just be a precautionary move, but regardless, Betts figures to be reevaluated on Thursday. He was batting third for the Red Sox on Wednesday, with Dustin Pedroia at leadoff and Xander Bogaerts hitting second.
Aug 10 - 10:47 PM

Red Sox manager John Farrell said the team is considering moving Mookie Betts out of the leadoff spot.

Betts has been Boston's leadoff hitter for all but three games this season but his power might be better utilized in the No. 3 spot. If Betts does move to third, the Red Sox would likely have Dustin Pedroia hit leadoff while shifting Xander Bogaerts to the No. 2 spot in the lineup. Betts has emerged as a legitimate MVP candidate, hitting .309 with 23 HR, 73 RBI and 17 steals over 106 games this season.
Aug 6 - 4:39 PM

Mookie Betts finished 3-for-5 with a homer and two RBI in Friday's rout of the Dodgers.

With 23 so far, Betts has a great chance of joining the club of leadoff hitters with 30 homers. It's happened 14 times ever, including four times by Alfonso Soriano. Betts would be the first to hit 30 from the leadoff spot since Mike Trout in 2012.
Aug 6 - 1:09 AM

Mookie Betts launched a go-ahead solo home run in the ninth inning of Monday's 2-1 win over the Mariners.

In what was a tight pitcher's duel throughout, the power of the Red Sox ultimately came through big. After Aaron Hill clubbed a game-tying solo homer in the eighth, Betts stepped up for a solo dinger of his own to lead off the ninth. That one came off Steve Cishek, who was last seen melting down against the Cubs on Sunday night. Betts has now driven in a run in seven consecutive games and homered in two of the last three. He is sporting an impressive .306/.348/.543 triple-slash with 22 homers, 70 RBI and 17 steals for the season as a whole.
Aug 2 - 1:10 AM

Mookie Betts hit a solo homer for his only hit of the night on Saturday.

The longball was Betts' 21st of the season. He has been a fantasy monster this year, batting .303 with 81 runs, 68 RBI and 17 stolen bases at the age of 23. He has already passed last year's 18 home runs and still has two months to play.
Jul 31 - 12:38 AM

Mookie Betts (knee) has returned to the Red Sox lineup Monday versus the Tigers.

Betts sat out Saturday and Sunday after leaving Friday's game with minor soreness in his right knee. He is starting in right field and batting leadoff Monday night against Detroit right-hander Justin Verlander.
Jul 25 - 3:37 PM

Mookie Betts (knee) remained out of the Red Sox' lineup Sunday.

He's missed two straight starts after departing Friday's contest with a sore right knee. The good news is Betts is expected to be available off the bench and is hoping to be back in the lineup Monday. Brock Holt is in right field and Bryce Brentz is in left Sunday.
Jul 24 - 11:33 AM

Mookie Betts (knee) is not in the Red Sox starting lineup on Saturday.

Betts was removed from Friday's game due to what has been termed as minor soreness in his right knee, and Red Sox manager John Farrell wanted to be safe and give him an extra day to rest. Expect to see him back atop the lineup for Sunday's series finale.
Jul 23 - 3:27 PM

Mookie Betts was forced to leave Friday's game against the Twins due to right knee soreness.

Betts started the game off with a bang, belting a leadoff home run for the second consecutive night. It's unclear when exactly he sustained the injury, though it doesn't sound serious. Betts is listed as day-to-day.
Jul 22 - 9:43 PM

Mookie Betts finished 3-for-5 with a home run, two RBI and three runs scored in a win over the Twins on Thursday.

Betts jumped on the first pitch he saw from Twins starter Tyler Duffey, leading off the game with a shot over the Green Monster. He added an RBI double in the Red Sox' four-run eighth inning. Betts now ranks among the league leaders in runs scored and runs batted in from the leadoff spot, a testament to the kind of year he's having. The five-tool beast is now hitting .306/.345/.527 with 19 homers, 62 RBI, 78 runs scored and 16 stolen bases on the season.
Jul 21 - 10:09 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Sandy Leon
2Ryan Hanigan
3Bryan Holaday
1B1Hanley Ramirez
2B1Dustin Pedroia
2Josh Rutledge
SS1Xander Bogaerts
3B1Travis Shaw
2Aaron Hill
3Marco Hernandez
4Pablo Sandoval
LF1Andrew Benintendi
2Brock Holt
3Chris Young
4Blake Swihart
CF1Jackie Bradley
RF1Mookie Betts
DH1David Ortiz
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1David Price
2Rick Porcello
3Drew Pomeranz
4Steven Wright
5Eduardo Rodriguez
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Craig Kimbrel
2Brad Ziegler
3Koji Uehara
4Junichi Tazawa
5Fernando Abad
6Robbie Ross
7Matt Barnes
8Clay Buchholz
9Heath Hembree
10Carson Smith
11Brandon Workman