Yeah, a somewhat foreboding title for sure. But that’s about all we got from Dave Roberts this morning after seeing Mookie Betts first in and then removed from the Dodgers lineup on Friday.
Buehler P https://t.co/X9ecPfi6G5
— Los Angeles Dodgers (@Dodgers) March 12, 2021
Thankfully, the manager confirmed there’s nothing wrong with the star outfielder.
Mookie Betts was scratched from the original lineup today, but he's doing okay.
Will be back into the lineup in the next game Sunday.
— Dodgers Nation (@DodgersNation) March 12, 2021
According to Roberts, he and Mookie talked on Friday morning and decided it was best for him to not travel with the team to Goodyear and stay back at Camelback Ranch to “work on some things.”
Nothing wrong with Mookie. We talked early in the morning and felt it would be best for him to stay at the facility, work on some things, and then he’ll be back in there on Sunday.
Betts is batting .357 (5-14) in 8 Cactus League games thus far, so his production isn’t suffering. With Saturday set as a scheduled off day — LA’s first this spring — this could be treated as an opportunity to rest the right fielder for a couple days. Roberts mentioned that Mookie will be back in the lineup on Sunday.
The Dodgers are set to face the Indians on the road today with Walker Buehler making his third start of the spring.
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