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Mookie Betts Will Be Dodgers’ Everyday Second Baseman, Says Dave Roberts

We have some breaking news in the Dodgers’ world, and no, it has nothing to do with free agency. But star utility player Mookie Betts will be the starting second baseman going forward, according to manager Dave Roberts. Roberts appeared on MLB Network and broke the news.

Betts had moved around from the outfield this past season for the Dodgers, but now it seems that he will be playing in the infield every day. President of baseball operations Andrew Friedman and general manager Brandon Gomes mentioned at their end of season presser that Betts would play more games on the dirt this season, but not many expected him to become the everyday second baseman.

This gives Friedman and Gomes major flexibility to build their roster and defensive structure throughout the season. His versatility to play multiple positions is something the team loves and they want to take full advantage of it next season.

The re-signing of outfielder Jason Heyward to a one-year deal worth $9 million was a sign that this could happen, and now it seems Heyward will be the starting right fielder against right-handed pitching. Betts may still get some time in right field, but clearly Roberts plans on Betts playing a majority of his games in the infield.

Photo Credit: Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports

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Matt Levine

Matt earned a Master of Science degree in Sport Management from Louisiana State University in 2021. He was born and raised in the Los Angeles area, growing up a huge fan of the Dodgers and Lakers. Matt Kemp was his favorite Dodgers player growing up.

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