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Dodgers: Mookie Betts’ Spring Training Debut Could Be Delayed



When the everyday players start to get into the lineups more often during Spring Training, that’s a good sign that Opening Day is on the horizon. That’s what the Dodgers have been slowly been doing over the last couple of days. We got to see Max Muncy’s debut on Monday, and Freddie Freeman is making his debut this afternoon. 

Dodgers fans were also supposed to be seeing Mookie Betts get into his first game action of the Cactus League on Wednesday. Doc said that he was expected to be in there, likely taking a few at-bats like the rest of the starters.

But that debut might have to wait a little bit for the Dodgers and Mookie Betts. Dave Roberts said early on Tuesday morning that Mookie was battling through a little bit of a stomach bug, and they may have to wait to see when he’s good to go.

Betts is coming back from a rash of injuries over the last year. That includes some back stiffness, a forearm issue, and that hip that has plagued him as a member of the Dodgers. But there are high expectations and hopes that he can bounce back cleanly. 

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Last season, Mookie put up a .264/.367/.487 slash line to go along with a .854 OPS. He played in 122 games for Los Angeles and put up the lowest wRC+ since his 2017 season. So while it wasn’t a bad season, it certainly was a down season with the bat by his standards. 

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