The Dodgers are set to have 4 guys represent that at the All-Star Game in Denver this week. While 3 guys were originally voted in to be reserve players, Walker Buehler and Justin Turner were added to the roster on Saturday morning.
But with that announcement also came one that Mookie Betts will not be playing. The Dodgers outfielder was taken off of the roster and his spot was awarded to teammate Justin Turner. The reason listed for Betts was injury-related.
Betts has dealt with a number of injuries during the 2021 season, including a back injury that limited him early in the season. The Dodgers superstar also got hit hard in the forearm and had to sit out the next game.
For now, it’s unclear if there is an additional injury to Betts or if he is nursing his current issues. The Dodgers have not released any information on a new injury for Betts. The team noted in a release today that he would not be playing in the Midsummer Classic.
Betts isn’t putting up his normal offensive production in 2021, but he’s still having a decent year by league standards. Betts is still putting up an 800 OPS and an OPS+ of 122 through 77 games played. Betts is also 4th on the team in bWAR at 2.7 and is 3rd on the team in hits.