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  • • Dodgers getting Betts 2B reps with start Thurs.
    The Dodgers are starting Mookie Betts at second base Thursday to get him some experience at the position to prepare for an emergency situation in October....2020
  • • Mookie Betts starting at second base for 1st time since 2014
    2020
  • • Dodgers star Mookie Betts starts at second base for first time since 2014
    Dave Roberts is trying something new with an eye on a potential postseason lineup...2020
  • • MLB awards watch: Fernando Tatis vs. Mookie Betts for NL MVP; Cy Young races coming into focus
    Can Mookie Betts join Frank Robinson? Darvish or deGrom? And what about AL MVP?...2020
  • • MLB Star Power Index: Mookie Betts and Dodgers are soaring while Red Sox brag about getting under luxury tax
    Who's dominating the conversation in MLB this week? Let's have a belabored and possibly tortured look...2020
  • • Mookie Betts a late addition to Dodgers' lineup for doubleheader on Thursday following Wednesday's walk-out
    Betts said he would not have played Wednesday night no matter what...2020
  • • MLB-leading Dodgers slug 7 HRs to cap sweep
    Kike Hernandez hit a three-run drive and Mookie Betts went deep twice as the Dodgers belted seven home runs Sunday to sweep the Rockies and improve to a majors-best 22-8 at the halfway point of the abbreviated season....2020
  • • Did Mookie Betts Tell Kobe Bryant He Wanted To Play For Dodgers Before Trade?
    Sunday would have been the late Kobe Bryant’s 42nd birthday, and tributes to the late Los Angeles Lakers legend took place all over the country. Especially in L.A., and the Dodgers were no exception. Ahead of their 11-3 win over the Colorado Rockies at Dodger Stadium, the entire Major League Baseball squad donned Bryant’s gold […] The post Did Mookie Betts Tell Kobe Bryant He Wan...2020
  • • Betts hits 3 homers for record-tying sixth time
    Mookie Betts hit three home runs against the San Diego Padres on Thursday, the sixth time in his career he has had three homers in a game. That ties him with Sammy Sosa and Johnny Mize for the most such games in a career....2020
  • • Dodgers' Mookie Betts ties MLB record for most three-homer games
    Betts, Sammy Sosa and Johnny Mize all have six career three-homer games...2020

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Mookie Betts injury and suspension

  • • Mookie Betts leaves game against Arizona with finger injury
    Betts appeared to tweak the finger on a swing in the fifth inning. It didn’t seem to have a big impact immediately, as he homered later in the plate appearance....2020
  • • Red Sox outfielder Alex Verdugo says he's fully recovered from back injury
    Verdugo was a key piece of the Mookie Betts trade...2020
  • • Report: MLB owners approve deal with players over reshaped season
    Major League Baseball and its players worked closely and swiftly to hash out what a shortened 2020 season might look like after the start of the campaign was suspended due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Players approved a deal proposed by owners on Thursday that called for the 2020 season to be reshaped to an extent. MLB owners followed suit the following day. What exactly does this mean? If the 2020 s...2020
  • • MLB pushing back season start is good for Chris Sale, Red Sox
    We knew the start of the Major League Baseball regular season was delayed for at least two weeks, but now we'll have to wait even longer to see the players return to the diamond. MLB announced Monday that the season has been delayed at least eight weeks in order to comply with the CDC's recommendations of restricting events of more than 50-plus people. How many teams can say they'll benefit from a...2020
  • • Chris Sale underwent MRI for sore elbow
    The Boston Red Sox announced recently that Chris Sale will begin the regular season on the injured list after he missed some time in spring training with pneumonia, but the illness is no longer the only concern with the left-hander. On Tuesday, the Red Sox announced that Sale was sent for an MRI the previous day after experiencing soreness in his elbow during live batting practice. The results of ...2020
  • • Chris Sale to begin season on injured list after battling pneumonia
    The Boston Red Sox will be without their ace to begin the 2020 regular season, as Chris Sale will begin the year on the injured list. Red Sox manager Ron Roenicke told reporters on Thursday that Sale is about two weeks behind and will not pitch on Opening Day. The left-hander is not battling an injury, but he missed time in spring training with pneumonia and needs to regain his strength. Sale had ...2020
  • • Chris Sale to open season on injured list
    Red Sox manager Ron Roenicke says that star lefty Chris Sale won’t be ready for the start of the season, as Alex Speier of the Boston Globe reports. This news doesn’t come as a surprise but is still a bit of a disappointment. Sale, whose return from elbow woes was interrupted by pneumonia, is said to be approximately two weeks behind the schedule of the remainder of the team’s starters. That provi...2020
  • • Red Sox owner John Henry issues statement addressing Mookie Betts trade
    Boston Red Sox fans were not happy when their team traded superstar outfielder Mookie Betts to the Los Angeles Dodgers this month, and nothing John Henry can say will make them feel better about the deal. That didn’t stop the Red Sox owner from trying. Henry issued a lengthy statement on Monday attempting to explain the Red Sox’s rationale behind moving on from Betts. He compared the trade to when...2020
  • • Red Sox outfielder Alex Verdugo might miss start of season with back injury
    One of the key pieces of the Mookie Betts trade might not be ready for Opening Day. New Boston Red Sox outfielder Alex Verdugo has a stress fracture in his back and might not be ready for the start of the season, according to manager Ron Roenicke. As Pete Abraham of the Boston Globe notes, the Red Sox knew about the injury before finalizing the trade and clearly had no concerns about it. It’s kind...2020
  • • Red Sox outfielder Alex Verdugo continues to be slowed by stress fracture in his lower back
    Red Sox outfielder Alex Verdugo has a stress fracture in his lower back, the team told reporters (including Chris Cotillo of MassLive). The organization is comfortable with Verdugo’s progress but plans to take things slowly in the early going, Cotillo notes.  Interim manager Ron Roenicke acknowledged to reporters (including Cotillo) that “if everything goes right, he still might not be ready for O...2020

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Mookie Betts trade, contract, salary rumors

  • • The biggest bargain on every MLB team
    The high priced stars in MLB like Mike Trout, Mookie Betts, and Clayton Kershaw get most of the attention, but great teams also need bargains to enable those bigger contracts....2020
  • • Phillies' J.T. Realmuto explains how Mookie Betts' deal impacts free agent outlook
    Realmuto will be the No. 1 free agent on the market this offseason...2020
  • • Betts' massive Dodgers deal to pay him to age 52
    The Dodgers will pay Mookie Betts through 2044, when he is 52 years old, based on deferred payments in his 12-year, $365 million contract....2020
  • • Red Sox chairman: 'Let's revisit Mookie Betts trade in 12 years'
    It's hard to imagine why the Red Sox decided to trade Betts instead of signing him to a long-term deal, though Werner does make a point by insinuating that the right fielder won't be nearly as good towards the end of his deal....2020
  • • Red Sox president Sam Kennedy says he's disappointed Mookie Betts signed long-term extension with Dodgers
    The Red Sox traded Betts to the Dodgers in February to avoid the luxury tax penalty...2020
  • • The return of the megadeal: Why Mookie Betts' monster contract is a win for other MLB stars
    For months, baseball owners have been talking about their financial issues. With one strike of the pen, the Dodgers outfielder proved there is still plenty of money to be spent....2020
  • • Dodgers extend Mookie Betts for record 12 years, $365 million
    The contract represents the largest amount of new money ever promised to a Major League Baseball player on an extension or free-agent signing, topping Mike Trout’s previous high-water mark of $360M (over a shorter 10-year term)....2020
  • • Los Angeles Dodgers sign Mookie Betts to massive 12-year contract extension worth $365 million
    Betts now has the second largest contract in MLB history, behind only Mike Trout...2020
  • • What the Mookie Betts extension means for 2020 MLB free agent class; J.T. Realmuto is now top projected player
    That and three other storylines worth knowing...2020
  • • Mookie Betts joins list of biggest contracts in sports after signing massive 12-year deal with Dodgers
    From boxing to basketball and football to baseball, a rundown of the biggest current contracts...2020

Mookie Betts stats

  • • MLBPA director Tony Clark calls for Mookie Betts trade to be resolved
    The delays in the Mookie Betts trade have become significant enough that the Major League Baseball Players Union has weighed in. Citing the fact that the players involved are “in limbo” and the “unethical leaking of medical information,” MLBPA executive director Tony Clark urged the four teams involved — the Boston Red Sox, Minnesota Twins, Los Angeles Dodgers and Los Angeles Angels — to complete ...2020
  • • MLB scores, schedule: Mookie Betts continues hot streak; CC Sabathia makes history
    Here is everything you need to know about the day in baseball...2019
  • • MLB scores, schedule: Mookie Betts continues hot streak for Red Sox with homer vs. Athletics
    Here is everything you need to know about the day in baseball...2019
  • • 10 MLB stars on early MVP pace
    While some big-name players have struggled in the early part of the 2019 MLB season, others have made it their own. Defending American League MVP Mookie Betts has struggled. That’s true for many of his teammates. But one member of the Boston Red Sox has consistently performed. And while Betts has struggled, the reigning National League MVP has not. In Southern California, one star is right in his ...2019

Mookie Betts kids, wife/husband, girlfriend/boyfriend, father/mother

  • • Betts, who had vowed to stand, kneels for anthem
    The Dodgers' Mookie Betts and manager Dave Roberts, whose fathers served in the military and who previously had spoken out against not standing for the anthem, demonstrated a renewed perspective Thursday....2020
  • • Jeter Downs details recent chance encounter with idol, namesake
    The fact that Jeter Downs is named after Derek Jeter thanks to his mother’s admiration of the New York Yankees legend is hardly a shocker, and to no surprise the MLB prospect grew up idolizing “The Captain.” The new Boston Red Sox middle infielder — acquired in the mega-deal that shipped Mookie Betts and David Price to the Los Angeles Dodgers — crossed paths with his namesake just last week. It oc...2020
  • • From water boy to MVP: Mookie Betts is amazing at everything
    Mookie Betts' mother told him, "If you're not good at something, then don't do it." The Red Sox superstar -- and all-around phenom -- has taken those words to heart....2019

Top Mookie Betts news

  • • Sources: Red Sox trading Betts, Price to Dodgers
    The Los Angeles Dodgers have agreed to a deal with the Boston Red Sox that would send star outfielder Mookie Betts and starter David Price to the Dodgers, sources familiar with the deal tell ESPN. The deal is pending medical reviews....2020
  • • Sources: Red Sox trading Betts, Price to Dodgers
    The Boston Red Sox have agreed to trade star outfielder Mookie Betts and starter David Price to the Los Angeles Dodgers, sources tell ESPN's Jeff Passan. Boston's return includes outfielder Alex Verdugo, sources said....2020
  • • Sources: Betts, Dodgers near long-term contract
    The deal, which could be agreed upon as soon as Wednesday, would keep Mookie Betts with the Dodgers for at least a decade, sources told ESPN's Jeff Passan....2020
  • • Mookie Betts trade: Dodgers, Red Sox agree to three-team deal involving David Price and others, per reports
    Betts and Price are headed to Los Angeles as part of a five-player deal...2020
  • • Dodgers To Acquire Betts, Price In Three-Team Trade; Twins To Acquire Maeda
    8:40pm: The Twins are acquiring right-hander Kenta Maeda and sending top pitching prospect Brusdar Graterol to the Red Sox, tweets Rosenthal. 8:26pm: The Twins are indeed the third team in the trade, tweets USA Today’s Bob Nightengale. 8:13pm: The Dodgers and Red Sox are in agreement on a trade that would send Mookie Betts and…...2020
  • • Sources: Red Sox talk Betts trade with Dodgers
    The Red Sox are in talks with the Dodgers about a Mookie Betts trade, sources told ESPN....2020
  • • Sources: Betts trade to Dodgers finally done
    The blockbuster trade that would send Mookie Betts from the Red Sox to the Dodgers has finally been agreed upon, sources told ESPN....2020
  • • Dodgers' Mookie Betts surprises supermarket shoppers with groceries, buys pizza for employees
    The Los Angeles Dodgers outfielder -- originally from Nashville -- brought some big-league cheer to a Kroger store in Tennessee....2020
  • • Three-Team Mookie Betts Trade In Limbo
    The Twins’ portion of the proposed three-team trade that would send Mookie Betts to the Dodgers is in jeopardy, according to La Velle E. Neal III of the Star Tribune. Talks between the Twins, Dodgers, and Red Sox are ongoing and the current iteration of the trade is not entirely dead, according to reports from…...2020
  • • 'The '20s are going to be the Dodgers' decade': L.A. starts new chapter with Mookie Betts trade
    The Dodgers needed a spark to close the book on a string of postseason disappointment. By acquiring arguably the game's best right fielder, they have gotten exactly that....2020

Mookie Betts fantasy rankings and news

  • • Fantasy fallout from the revised Betts deal
    Terms of the big Mookie Betts deal have changed since originally announced. Here's Tristan H. Cockcroft's take on what it all means to fantasy managers beyond the big names....2020
  • • Fantasy fallout for Betts, Price
    With Mookie Betts and David Price headed to Los Angeles for 2020, how will the departure from Boston impact their fantasy value? Eric Karabell offers up his thoughts....2020
  • • Fantasy fallout for Betts, Price
    With Mookie Betts and David Price headed to Los Angeles for 2020, how will the departure from Boston impact their fantasy value? Eric Karabell offers up his thoughts....2020

Mookie Betts schedule, game

  • • Dodgers getting Betts 2B reps with start Thurs.
    2020
  • • Mookie Betts starting at second base for 1st time since 2014
    2020
  • • Dodgers star Mookie Betts starts at second base for first time since 2014
    2020
  • • Mookie Betts a late addition to Dodgers' lineup for doubleheader on Thursday following Wednesday's walk-out
    2020
  • • Nazem Kadri and other BIPOC would like to “see a little more acknowledgment” from the NHL
    Nazem Kadri, Matt Dumba, Jordan Greenway and Pierre-Eduard Bellmare stand in solidarity The NHL is not doing enough with their “statements of solidarity” After winning gold and bronze medals respectively at the 1968 Olympics, Tommie Smith and John Carlos stood on the podium with their fists in the air. They were making a statement about racial inequality in the United States at a time when doin...2020
  • • Dodgers' Betts has doubts on MLB season starting
    With swirling uncertainty as a backdrop, new Dodgers star Mookie Betts isn't sure he'll ever have an official at-bat with the team. "I'm fully expecting to play. But that doesn't mean there aren't doubts," he said....2020
  • • The Most Stacked Lineup Of The Millennium Missed The Playoffs
    With MVPs Cody Bellinger and Mookie Betts sharing a lineup with thumpers like Justin Turner, Max Muncy, and Corey Seager, the Los Angeles Dodgers lineup is stacked. That’s five players who have proved capable of posting 5-6 WAR seasons. We can even include A.J. Pollock in that group (6.8 fWAR in 2015) if we’re being…...2020
  • • The Ridiculous Class Of Free Agent Shortstops In 2021-22
    We’ve recently taken a position-by-position run through next winter’s free agent class, highlighting which catchers, first basemen, second basemen, shortstops, third basemen, corner outfielders, center fielders, designated hitters, starting pitchers, lefty relievers and righty relievers will be available. All in all, it’s a class with top-heavy class, headlined by Mookie Betts an...2020
  • • Chris Sale underwent MRI for sore elbow
    2020
  • • Red Sox Notes: Dalbec, Perez
    The identity of the Boston Red Sox is unclear now that Mookie Betts and David Price play for a different organization. The trickle down effect of losing a bat like Betts from a lineup will certainly affect the other Boston position players, but they still have a talented group of players on hand, starting with…...2020

Mookie Betts rumors, scandals

  • • Mookie Betts fuels speculation over future by 'liking' Red Sox posts on social media
    The Red Sox traded Betts, the former AL MVP, to the Dodgers in February as part of a multi-player deal that netted them Alex Verdugo and top prospects Jeter Downs and Connor Wong....2020
  • • Kenta Maeda Asked Out Of Los Angeles
    As if there weren’t enough drama surrounding the Dodgers’ three-way deal for Mookie Betts, departed Dodger Kenta Maeda revealed on his YouTube channel that he had requested a trade out of Los Angeles, per Dylan Hernandez of the Los Angeles Times. Neither the trade nor the revelation of Maeda’s request are particularly shocking as Maeda…...2020
  • • Right-hander Kenta Maeda reveals he asked out of Los Angeles
    As if there weren’t enough drama surrounding the Dodgers’ three-way deal for outfielder Mookie Betts, departed Dodgers right-hander Kenta Maeda revealed on his YouTube channel that he had requested a trade out of Los Angeles, according to Dylan Hernandez of the Los Angeles Times. Neither the trade nor the revelation of Maeda’s request are particularly shocking since Maeda had made clear in the pas...2020
  • • Top eight storylines for 2020 MLB spring training
    Spring training is finally here, with players reporting to begin their preparation for the 2020 MLB season. The 2020 offseason played a significant role in how the upcoming season will be remembered. From the Los Angeles Dodgers landing Mookie Betts to the Houston Astros’ cheating scandal, drama defined everything that got us here. While Opening Day is more than a month away, many of the headlines...2020
  • • MLB world reacts to blockbuster Mookie Betts, David Price trade
    The biggest move of the MLB offseason came just days before spring training with the Boston Red Sox trading Mookie Betts and David Price to the Los Angeles Dodgers as part of a blockbuster three-team deal. The deal comes after weeks of speculation regarding Betts’ future in Boston with the organization’s desire to shed payroll this offseason. An offseason that already included the Red Sox parting ...2020
  • • MLB rumors: Padres still pushing for Mookie Betts trade; Mets thought Starling Marte ask was too steep
    Here's what's buzzing around MLB for Monday...2020
  • • MLB rumors: Padres still pushing for Mookie Betts trade with Red Sox; Reds shopping Nick Senzel
    Here's what's buzzing around MLB for Monday...2020
  • • MLBTR Poll: Mookie Betts’ Red Sox Future
    Red Sox right fielder Mookie Betts has been one of multiple superstars involved in trade speculation this offseason, joining the likes of Nolan Arenado, Francisco Lindor and Kris Bryant. The Betts rumors got especially interesting Thursday when a report indicated the Red Sox and Padres have discussed a swap centering on the 27-year-old. It doesn’t…...2020
  • • MLB rumors: Dodgers still discussing potential Mookie Betts trade; Josh Donaldson gets offers from three teams
    Here's what's buzzing for Thursday around MLB...2020
  • • Report: Red Sox Aren’t “Actively Shopping” Mookie Betts
    Red Sox right fielder Mookie Betts’ name has been bandied about in offseason trade speculation, particularly with the club trying to get under the $208MM luxury-tax threshold in 2020. But the Red Sox still have a very good roster, and Betts is an irreplaceable member of it, so there doesn’t seem to be any hurry…...2020

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