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Dodgers’ Shohei Ohtani Weighs In On Mookie Betts Injury

During Sunday’s game against the Kansas City Royals, Los Angeles Dodgers shortstop Mookie Betts was struck in the hand by a 98 mph fastball from Royals pitcher Dan Altavilla. Betts fell to the ground in pain, an injury later revealed to be a fractured hand.

Betts will not need surgery for the injury, but he is expected to miss at least several weeks, and up to a few months. The injury is also not season-ending, but Betts is headed to the injured list.

Dodgers designated hitter Shohei Ohtani, who hit two home runs in the 3-0 win, spoke on Betts’ injury after the game.

“It’s very tough to see as a teammate,” Ohtani said, speaking through an interpreter, via Mike DiGiovanna of the Los Angeles Times. “He’s obviously a very important part of the team. If he’s out for some time, it’s really up to the rest of the team to pick him up.”

Losing Betts is significant for the Dodgers as one of the team’s best players, and a player who brings great energy and attitude to the field every game. Through the season so far, Betts has slashed .304/.405/.488 with 10 home runs, 40 RBIs, and nine stolen bases.

With Betts out of the lineup, Miguel Rojas and Kiké Hernández will switch off filling in for him until he is able to return.

Photo Credit: Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports

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Eva Geitheim

Eva graduated from UCLA in 2023 with a bachelor's degree in Communication. She has been covering college and professional sports since 2022.

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