While things have felt somewhat bleak since mid-October for Dodgers fans, Thursday brought some good news for true blue faithful. The return of Clayton Kershaw appears imminent. Trea Turner brought home an award. As did Mookie Betts, who has won the Silver Slugger Award for the fifth time in his career, and second as a member of the Dodgers.
Betts hit .269 in 2022 with 35 home runs and 82 RBIs. He becomes the second Dodger in franchise history to hit 35 or more home runs and 40 or more doubles in a season. Babe Herman accomplished that same feat in 1930.
Silver Slugger, Mookie Betts. pic.twitter.com/nzq25XqvQy
— Los Angeles Dodgers (@Dodgers) November 10, 2022
Betts also took home the Gold Glove Award this offseason in right field, showing how all-around dominant his 2022 season was.
The Dodgers have Betts under contract through the 2032 season, so fans should be seeing a lot more of this in the coming years.
Between Betts and Freddie Freeman (who finished as a runner-up for the Gold Glove at first base), the Dodgers have two of baseball’s best players at the top of their lineup. And who knows if a certain shortstop will be back next season.
Congrats to Mookie on the award! Hopefully there will be many more in the future.
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