Monday, September 17, 2018

Mookie Betts Likely To Play On Tuesday Afternoon In Bronx—Possibly As DH

Red Sox Nation held its collective breath on Sunday after Mookie Betts left that day's game early with 'left-side tightness'. As you may recall, Betts missed a substantial period of time earlier this year (May 29th-June 11th) with a similar left-side abdominal strain. Red Sox manager Alex Cora indicated that Betts would be fine to play on Tuesday afternoon in the Bronx. Said Cora, "I took him out right away. He’s in the clubhouse right now. He’s saying he’s fine…He’ll get treatment. He’ll go to the stadium. He’ll be there and we’ll go from there. Talking to him just now most likely he’ll DH and we’ll play J.D. Martinez in right field which is good for J.D. He’s happy with that one." We shall see.