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|Games Played By Position|
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|Last 10 Games|
|Red Sox option Mookie Betts to Triple-A |
|by R.J. White | CBSSports.com|
(7/19/14) The Red Sox optioned outfielder Mookie Betts to Triple-A Pawtucket Saturday to make room for the activation of outfielder Shane Victorino.
Betts earned a promotion at the end of June after posting elite numbers in the minors for the second season in a row. However, he managed to hit just .235/.278/.382 with one home run, two RBI and one stolen base in 34 at-bats before the break. With Victorino healthy, Betts will continue to see regular playing time at the Triple-A level.
|Shane Victorino's return could push Mookie Betts out |
|by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com|
(7/19/14) If Red Sox outfielder Shane Victorino is able to come off the disabled list Saturday, that could spell the end of Mookie Betts' time in the majors, according to WEEI.com.
The Red Sox are expected to option Betts to Triple-A Pawtucket if Victorino proves healthy enough to play, as the team wants Betts receiving consistent playing time both in the field and at the plate. He has played in just 10 games over three weeks since he was promoted from Triple-A, and is hitting .235/.278/.382 in that time.
|Mookie Betts moves up in lineup |
|by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com|
(7/10/14) Red Sox rookie outfielder Mookie Betts was moved up from eighth to sixth in the batting order for Thursday's game against the White Sox. Betts went 2 for 3 with two runs scored Wednesday, highlighted by an 11-pitch at-bat against Chicago ace Chris Sale.
Over his last four games, Betts is 5 for 16 with a homer and four runs scored.
|Mookie Betts' chances of sticking around improve |
|by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer|
(7/8/14) Shane Victorino just can't seem to get it together. The 33-year-old suffered another setback in his rehabilitation from back and hamstring injuries Wednesday -- by my count, that's his third -- and will miss what we can only assume is a few more weeks, assuming a fourth setback doesn't follow.
While delighting in another man's suffering is unbecoming of a true sportsman, those of us who don't play a true sport can't help but consider what Victorino's setback means for Mookie Betts. I, for one, believe he'll stick around as a result, and if the Red Sox know he won't be making a return trip to the minors anytime soon, I suspect they'll want to play him closer to every day.
I don't think it makes him a must-add or anything, particularly in leagues that don't require the use of an extra middle infielder, but it helps his chances. I'm not taking him off my radar just yet.
|Mookie Betts in, Jackie Bradley out of Tuesday lineup |
|by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com|
(7/8/14) The Red Sox lineup Tuesday against the White Sox includes Mookie Betts in center field rather than Jackie Bradley.
A matchup against left-hander John Danks has Bradley out, but the latter owns a slightly better batting average againstg southpaws than righties this season.
|A non-entity in the Red Sox farm system in 2011 and 2012, Mookie Betts burst onto the scene as a 20-year-old getting his first taste of full-season ball in 2013, only improving after a midseason promotion to high Class A Salem. There, he hit .341 with seven homers, 20 steals and a .966 OPS in 185 at-bats, solidifying his breakthrough. He didn't improve in just one area. His batting average, home runs and stolen bases all increased, and with 81 walks to 57 strikeouts, his plate discipline was as good as it gets for a minor-leaguer. The performance was so out of left field that you have to guard against the possibility of a letdown, particularly as he makes his biggest jump yet to Double-A Portland. But if it was even halfway legitimate, Betts has a future in Fantasy. He's a must-have now in dynasty leagues because of that possibility, though with Dustin Pedroia locked up long-term, he's at least a couple years from reaching the majors.
(Updated 1/15/14) |
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