One aspect of the MLB lockout that occasionally gets lost in the shuffle is the inability of players to train with their coaches at the team facilities. That hasn’t stopped Dodgers superstar Mookie Betts from getting his work in.
In fact, Betts has been sharpening his skills with two of his former Boston Red Sox teammates.
On Wednesday, Brock Holt posted a photo of he, Betts, and Andrew Benitendi at the M3 Baseball Training Facility in Nashville, Tennessee. Holt is currently a member of the Texas Rangers while Benitendi is now with the Kansas City Royals.
All three players were key to the Boston Red Sox defeating the Los Angeles Dodgers in the 2018 World Series.
Betts and his 12-year contract likely aren’t headed to Texas or Kansas City anytime soon. Don’t worry Dodgers fans.
There’s no newspaper or yarn required to connect the dots on this one. The M3 Training Facility is located in Nashville where Betts was born and raised. Betts must be a frequent visitor based on the amount of Dodgers gear, including a Betts jersey, at the Tennessee facility.
Betts, noted good-guy, probably just extended the invitation to help his buddies practice during a challenging offseason.
The M3 Training Facility was founded by another Nashvillian baseball player and one-time Red Sock: Michael Coleman. Coleman never made it to the show full-time, but is a baseball lifer. He played over 900 games in the minor leagues.
Betts is doing anything he can to stay ready for another MLB season. Including helping two old friends along the way.