Friday, September 12, 2014

Ladies And Gentlemen, Your 2B—Mookie Betts

Second Baseman The Red Of The Way
Red Sox manager John Farrell announced on Thursday that Mookie Betts will be the team's second baseman for the balance of the year. With Dustin Pedroia out with season-ending surgery and the continued illness of Brock Holt, it makes perfect sense to put Betts at the position he has played most of his life. With the impending arrival of Rusney Castillo, the move also eases a potential logjam in the outfield—and allows Mookie to play every day. In 37 games with the Red Sox, Betts is hitting .285 with 4 HRs and 11 RBIs. He's also sporting an on-base percentage of .359 and has five stolen bases.