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Mookie Betts Planning Ahead for When Dodgers Visit Red Sox in August

The Dodgers have had their fair share of reunions early this 2023 season.

They welcomed Cody Bellinger and Edwin Rios back to Dodger Stadium in the middle of April, before seeing them again in Chicago less than a week later.

Then, in the beginning of May, the Dodgers welcomed Trea Turner and Craig Kimbrel back to Dodger Stadium for a three-game set. Additionally, in the middle of May, Joey Gallo and Kenta Maeda were welcomed back, too, as members of the Minnesota Twins.

Those were some of the bigger reunions the team was having, but the biggest is definitely going to come in August when the Dodgers play the Red Sox in Boston.

On August 25-27, the Dodgers will get their first look at Justin Turner in his new Boston threads. They’ll also get their first look at Kenley Jansen in his new Boston uniform, but they did see him last year when he was with the Braves. Additionally, the Dodgers will get to say hello to Kiké Hernandez, who they haven’t seen in quite some time.

The reunions aren’t one way, though.

Mookie Betts will be making his return to Boston for the first time that weekend. He played with the Red Sox from 2014 to 2019, and was a part of their World Series championship win over the Dodgers in 2018.

Betts recently spoke about that reunion on his new show on Bleacher Report, and talked about how he’ll go about it. He specifically spoke about the pitch clock, something that marred Bellinger’s moment in Los Angeles when he got a pitch clock violation. Take a listen:

J.D. Martinez will also be making his return to Boston that weekend, in what is sure to be an emotional series for everyone involved. Hopefully everyone gets the warm welcome and moment they deserve, and the umpires keep the pitch clock out of it.

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Noah Camras

Noah is an Editor for Dodgers Nation. He graduated from USC in 2022 with a B.A. in Journalism and minor in Sports Media Studies. He's been a Dodger fan his whole life, and his all-time favorite Dodgers are Matt Kemp and Russell Martin.

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