Mookie Betts was removed in the seventh inning of last night’s game against the Diamondbacks due to a sore left-middle finger. The Dodgers’ star outfielder appeared to aggravate his finger while taking a swing in the fifth inning. Betts finished out the at-bat by homering into the pool in right-center field at Chase Field.
The severity of Betts’ injury is unknown. However, if he were to miss an extended period of time, it would be a huge blow to the Dodgers.
Thus far on the season, Betts is batting .289/.347/.533 with two homers, six RBI, and one stolen base. Additionally, he made an outstanding throw to cut down Starling Marté at third base on Friday night. He also ranks in the 75th percentile in exit velocity, the 72nd percentile in hard hit percentage, and the 73rd percentile in xBA.
Betts was a big off-season acquisition for the Dodgers. The 2018 AL MVP came to Los Angeles via trade, as the Dodgers gave up a package of prospects centered around outfielder Alex Verdugo. Recently, the Dodgers gave Betts a massive 12-year, 365-million dollar extension.
We will keep you updated as more information comes out on the injury.