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Dodgers News: Mookie Betts Wants to Win Gold Glove at Second Base This Season

Mookie Betts might be the all-around best athlete on the Dodgers. Not only is he a perennial MVP candidate, but he can dunk, bowl perfect games and show off impressive ping-pong skills.

Still, when he moved from the outfield to the infield part-time last year, he impressed everyone. He started 70 games at second base, played very well defensively and still maintained his production at the plate.

This year, Dodgers manager Dave Roberts announced that Betts would move to second base full-time. In an interview with SportsNet LA, the six-time Gold Glove-winning outfielder said he wants to win another one – but this time at second base.

There’s gotta be a first for everything. So that’s what I’m trying to do.

If Betts could pull this off, he would join Hall-of-Famer Darin Erstad as the only other player to win a Gold Glove at two positions. Erstad won two Gold Gloves in the outfield before winning a third at first base.

He certainly has his work cut out for him if he wants to reach this goal. Nico Hoerner of the Chicago Cubs won his first Gold Glove at second base last year. Hoerner and his teammate Dansby Swanson make quite a dynamic duo between second base and shortstop.

If anyone could do this, it’s Betts. He grew up playing second base and has said before it’s his favorite position. Now, he has a chance to make history and continue building his Hall of Fame resume with the Dodgers.

Mandatory Credit: Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports

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Kevin Skinner

Graduated from Creighton University with a degree in Biology and Philosophy. Despite growing up in San Diego, loves all thing Los Angeles sports

One Comment

  1. Kudos to Mookie and his accomplishments, and a goal to win another GG at a different position, but on Darin Erstad, I see nothing about him being a HOF’er. Not that he had a bad career, but just not a HOF’er.

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