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Mookie Betts | Outfielder | #50

Team: Boston Red Sox
Age / DOB:  (25) / 10/7/1992
Ht / Wt:  5'9" / 175
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: None
Drafted: 2011 / Rd. 5 (0) / BOS
Contract: view contract details
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Mookie Betts said he will not discuss a contract extension with the Red Sox until after the 2018 season.
Betts is under contract through 2020, so there's no real rush from either side. He also just scored a $10.5 million salary for 2018 in his first foray through the arbitration process -- very close to a new record for a first-year arbitration player. The 25-year-old outfielder is going to be really expensive next winter -- whether via arbitration or an extension -- if he puts up the kind of numbers we've seen for the last three seasons. Betts finished with 24 home runs, 102 RBI, 26 stolen bases, and 101 runs scored over 153 games in 2017. Feb 15 - 8:56 AM

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Mookie Betts won his arbitration case against the Red Sox and will earn a $10.5 million salary in 2018.

Boston offered Betts a $7.5 million salary when arbitration figures were filed earlier this month. At a hearing Tuesday the panel sided with the 25-year-old outfielder's request. $10.5 million is close to a first-year arbitration record, falling just shy of the $10.85 million salary Kris Bryant commanded from the Cubs a couple weeks ago. Betts tallied 24 home runs, 102 RBI, 26 stolen bases, and 101 runs scored in 153 games last season. He's a top-five fantasy stud.
Jan 31 - 1:18 PM

According to Robert Murray of FanRag Sports, the arbitration hearing for Mookie Betts and the Red Sox is taking place on Tuesday.

Betts, who is arbitration-eligible for the first time this winter, requested $10.5 million and was offered $7.5 million by the Red Sox when figures were exchanged earlier this month. It's not an ideal situation to sit down with one of your best players and point out some faults, but the arbitration panel will decide on one salary or the other for 2018.
Jan 30 - 10:26 AM

Mookie Betts requested $10.5 million and was offered $7.5 million by the Red Sox when arbitration figures were exchanged on Friday.

The two sides are expected to go to an arbitration hearing after they were unable to reach a compromise. The 25-year-old outfielder slashed .264/.344/.459 with 24 home runs, 102 RBI, 101 runs scored and 26 stolen bases last year.
Jan 12 - 6:20 PM

Mookie Betts (wrist) is in right field and batting cleanup for Sunday's ALDS Game 3 versus the Astros.

Betts was lifted from Game 2 when he aggravated a nagging left wrist injury, but he'll gut it out for as long as the Red Sox can survive. Boston's full lineup looks like this: Xander Bogaerts SS, Dustin Pedroia 2B, Andrew Benintendi LF, Mookie Betts RF, Mitch Moreland 1B, Hanley Ramirez DH, Rafael Devers 3B, Sandy Leon C, Jackie Bradley CF.
Sun, Oct 8, 2017 10:57:00 AM

Red Sox manager John Farrell said Saturday that Mookie Betts (wrist) is expected to play in Game 3 of the ALDS on Sunday.

Betts was removed from Friday's game against the Astros in the eighth inning after aggravating his left wrist injury. Given that the Red Sox will be playing for their postseason lives on Sunday, it's difficult to imagine Betts not playing through the pain.
Sat, Oct 7, 2017 02:53:00 PM

Mookie Betts was lifted from Friday's game against the Astros after appearing to aggravate his left wrist injury.

Betts was in pain after a couple different swings in the top of the eighth inning and was lifted when the Red Sox took the field for defense in the bottom of the frame. His wrist bothered him down the stretch and he received a pain-killing injection last week. Betts might have remained in had the game been close, and he should attempt to gut it out in Game 3.
Fri, Oct 6, 2017 05:49:00 PM

Mookie Betts is not in the Red Sox' lineup Sunday.

The Red Sox are resting most of their regulars following their clinching of the American League East on Saturday. Chris Young is handling right field.
Sun, Oct 1, 2017 11:45:00 AM

Mookie Betts clobbered his 24th home run of the season as the Red Sox beat the Astros 6-3 on Saturday to clinch the American League East.

His solo shot off of Luke Gregerson in the seventh inning put the icing on the cake, extending the Red Sox' lead to 6-2. Betts also singled in the contest, finishing the afternoon 2-for-3 plus a walk with three runs scored. While he has had a bit of a disappointing season relative to his unbelievable 2016 campaign, he has still been an excellent five-category contributor, hitting .264/.344/.459 with 24 homers, 101 runs scored, 102 RBI and 26 stolen bases.
Sat, Sep 30, 2017 04:59:00 PM

Mookie Betts (wrist) is back in the Red Sox starting lineup Thursday night against the Astros.

Betts will start in right field and bat cleanup versus Astros right-hander Brad Peacock after missing a couple of games with a bone bruise in his right thumb and inflammation in his left wrist.
Thu, Sep 28, 2017 03:03:00 PM

Mookie Betts (wrist) was available for pinch-hitting duties on Wednesday against the Blue Jays, and believes he'll be able to play against the Astros on Thursday.

Betts hasn't played since being removed on Monday with inflammation in his right wrist. The fact he was available off the bench is obviously a positive sign, and the worst case scenario seems to be that he is ready to go for the ALDS.
Wed, Sep 27, 2017 11:06:00 PM

Mookie Betts (wrist) remains out of the Red Sox starting lineup Wednesday versus the Blue Jays.

Betts is still battling a bone bruise in his right thumb and inflammation in his left wrist. He should be fine for the beginning of the ALDS, but it's uncertain how much playing time he might see over Boston's final stretch of regular-season games. Rajai Davis is starting in right field and hitting eighth Wednesday night against Toronto right-hander Marco Estrada.
Wed, Sep 27, 2017 03:40:00 PM

A CT scan taken Tuesday on Mookie Betts' left wrist showed no structural damage.

Betts has been diagnosed with inflammation and a bone bruise and he will be held out of the Red Sox starting lineup on Tuesday night against the Blue Jays, but Boston dodged a bullet here. The 24-year-old outfielder should be fully ready for the postseason, even if he doesn't play much over these final six days of the regular season.
Tue, Sep 26, 2017 04:40:00 PM

Mookie Betts (wrist) is not in Tuesday's lineup versus the Blue Jays.

Betts was pulled from Monday's game with left wrist discomfort and was scheduled to be examined on Tuesday. Red Sox manager John Farrell indicated that they were just playing things safe, but more should be known about his status soon. Chris Young will make the start in right field.
Tue, Sep 26, 2017 03:14:00 PM

Mookie Betts will have his left wrist examined on Tuesday.

Red Sox manager John Farrell said that Betts being pulled with left wrist soreness was precautionary, and the outfielder thinks he'll be fine. However, he'll have the wrist looked at just to be safe. It certainly wouldn't be a surprise to see him miss a game or two even if he checks out OK.
Mon, Sep 25, 2017 10:49:00 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Christian Vazquez
2Sandy Leon
3Blake Swihart
4Oscar Hernandez
5Dan Butler
1B1Mitch Moreland
2Sam Travis
2B1Dustin Pedroia
2Eduardo Nunez
3Brock Holt
4Esteban Quiroz
SS1Xander Bogaerts
2Deven Marrero
3Ivan DeJesus Jr.
3B1Rafael Devers
2Marco Hernandez
3Tzu-Wei Lin
LF1Andrew Benintendi
CF1Jackie Bradley
RF1Mookie Betts
DH1Hanley Ramirez
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Chris Sale
2David Price
3Rick Porcello
4Drew Pomeranz
5Eduardo Rodriguez
6Steven Wright
7Brian Johnson
8Roenis Elias
9Hector Velazquez
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Craig Kimbrel
2Carson Smith
3Matt Barnes
4Tyler Thornburg
5Joe Kelly
6Heath Hembree
7Brandon Workman
8Robby Scott
9Austin Maddox
10Ty Buttrey
11William Cuevas
12Williams Jerez
13Chandler Shepherd
14Marcus Walden