The Dodgers have not had much luck staying healthy in 2021. All across the roster, it seems like they’ve had to deal with a rash of injuries essentially at every position on the field. Mookie Betts has been one of the guys that they’ve had to manage all year long.
Betts dealt with a number of things early on in the season, including a back injury. But his hip injury that flared up over the last month has been a real issue. It landed him on the injured list and took him out of the game on Friday night in Los Angeles.
Dave Roberts had said that he was still hopeful Betts would be in the Dodgers lineup on Saturday. He had also noted that the team was moving forward with the belief that the issue was not going away. That means they will have to manage it all year long to keep him healthy enough to play.
Betts is officially in the Dodgers lineup on Saturday. He will be batting third and playing out in right field. That’s worth noting since Doc had previously said that playing the outfield can aggravate the hip issue.
The Dodgers and Angels are set to play game 2 of their series tonight in Los Angeles. Trea Turner will be in the lineup playing second base for them today, making his first start with his new team. Turner got into the game on Friday night as a pinch-hitter and popped out late in the game.