Dodgers manager Dave Roberts told MLB Network Radio that Mookie Betts will likely be out this entire weekend in Washington with his foot injury. Betts fouled a ball off his foot on Thursday, and ending up leaving loanDepot Park on crutches.
Roberts added that Betts will undergo a CT scan which will determine the next steps, but mentioned that he’s “really sore” right now.
Roberts did add that he expects Betts to be ready to go by Monday, but obviously the scan will determine if that’s a possibility. Either way, this is a big scare for the Dodgers, who can’t afford to be without their MVP and leadoff hitter.
Fortunately, the Dodgers have essentially already clinched the NL West, and likely can’t fall far back enough to lose the No. 2 seed in the National League and a bye in the Wild Card round. So, they can be a little more cautious with Betts with the postseason a little less than a month away.
Still, they don’t want to be without their superstar for too long, as he’s enjoyed arguably the best year of his career, and doesn’t want to get rusty ahead of October.
We’ll continue to monitor the situation, but for now, don’t expect to see Betts in the lineup this weekend.
On the year, Betts is slashing .314/.411/.609 with 38 home runs, 99 RBIs and an OPS of 1.020.
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