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|2015 Season (CBSSports.com)||380.00||9.00||.279||34.00||59.00||13.00|
|Games Played By Position|
|vs N.Y. Yankees||27||7||1|| .310|| .407|| .259|
|vs Pineda (Career)||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|vs RHP||127||34||4|| .367|| .417|| .268|
|12/26/2014||Henderson Alvarez, SP MIA|
Nelson Cruz, DH SEA
Wade Davis, RP KC
Chris Archer, SP TB
Adrian Beltre, 3B TEX
Miguel Cabrera, 1B DET
Marlon Byrd, RF CIN
Tyler Clippard, RP OAK
Yoenis Cespedes, LF DET
Chris Carter, DH HOU
Johnny Cueto, SP CIN
Homer Bailey, SP CIN
|Kole Calhoun, RF LAA|
Jose Bautista, RF TOR
Charlie Blackmon, RF COL
Rusney Castillo, CF BOS
Ian Desmond, SS WAS
Josh Donaldson, 3B TOR
Corey Dickerson, LF COL
Mookie Betts, CF BOS
Jose Altuve, 2B HOU
Edwin Encarnacion, 1B TOR
Michael Brantley, LF CLE
Andrew Cashner, SP SD
|12/26/2014||Jon Singleton, 1B HOU|
Mookie Betts, CF BOS
|Carlos Gonzalez, LF COL|
|12/25/2014||Mookie Betts, CF BOS||Addison Russell, SS CHC|
|Last 10 Games|
Red Sox's Betts focused on preparing for season, not OF competition
|by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com|
|(2/27/15) Mookie Betts knows he will have to put his best foot forward this spring in order to land a starting spot in the Red Sox's outfield. Betts, however, is not trying to think as much about the competition and rather focus on what he needs to do to prepare for the 2015 season.
“I feel as if I’m just getting ready for the season,” Betts told WEEI.com. “Whether it’s in the big leagues, Triple-A, Double-A, wherever it is, I’m just getting ready for the season and not really focusing so much on making the big-league team, just really just getting ready."
If Betts doesn't win a starting job in the outfield, then he could be a bench option for Boston instead of heading back to the minors.
“Whatever [manager John] Farrell and [general manager Ben] Cherington, whatever they do is what’s going to be best for the Red Sox,” Betts said. “And if that’s me sitting and watching, that’s perfectly fine and I’ll just fill into my role.”
Red Sox GM: Rusney Castillo ready to perform on big-league level
|by R.J. White | CBSSports.com|
|(2/24/15) Red Sox general manager Ben Cherington said Tuesday that the team isn't concerned with the recent lack of playing time for outfielder Rusney Castillo, who hadn't seen any action since 2012 before signing with the Red Sox last August, ESPN.com reports.
"That’s not an element we’re concerned with right now," Cherington said. "He’s done everything we asked him to do from the day we signed him -- going to the minor leagues, big leagues, Arizona [Fall League], Puerto Rico [winter ball] and everything in between. He’s in a position now where he comes to spring training, we met with him, told him, ‘Just be a baseball player and try to get into some kind of baseball normalcy now.’ I don’t expect the number of at-bats he’s had over the last 10 months to be a factor. Normalcy is going to play out in spring training. He has a chance to be a really good major league player. We’re happy he’s here."
Castillo is set to compete with Mookie Betts and Jackie Bradley this spring to start in center field.
Farrell: Shane Victorino is Red Sox RF, Mookie Betts a back-up
|by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com|
|(2/20/15) Red Sox manager John Farrell ended a potential spring position battle before it had a chance to begin.
Meeting with the media on Friday, Farrell said, "If Shane Victorino is fully capable and fully healthy, he's our right fielder." Farrell added that Victorino, who had back surgery in August, is "full go" for the Sox at the start of camp.
That news means that Mookie Betts, expected to compete for the right-field job, will likely play a reserve role for the Red Sox.
Red Sox OF Mookie Betts works on improving arm strength
|by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com|
|(1/20/15) Red Sox outfielder Mookie Betts said he has spent most of the offseason working on building up strength in his right arm, according to MassLive.com. Betts was an infielder in the minors before transitioning to the outfield in 2014.
"I feel like I’ve always had a pretty good arm," Betts said. "But compared to these guys, they have exceptional arms, so it makes mine look bad. But I know there are things I can work on, whether that’s getting the ball in quicker or getting to the ball faster. So those are the things I’ve been working on to make up for my arm. I feel like it has gotten stronger."
Mookie Betts hoping to find his role in crowded Red Sox OF
|by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com|
|(1/17/15) Red Sox outfielder Mookie Betts took part in the organization's rookie development program, held in Boston last week. He told the Boston Globe that he remains focused on trying to crack a spot in Boston's crowded outfield.
Betts reached the majors after starting the year in Double-A Portland. He hit .291 with five homers, 18 RBI and seven stolen bases through 52 games in the majors. Rusney Castillo and Jackie Bradley Jr. could stand in the way of Betts at center field.
"Getting there was kind of like a dream come true," Betts said. "Now I know that it's not about getting there, it's about staying there. Now I have to go home and work and work and work, just like everyone else."
|2014 summary: Mookie Betts didn't wow Fantasy owners in his initial callup to the majors, and when Shane Victorino was activated just over three weeks later, the 21-year-old was sent back to Triple-A Pawtucket. Nearly a month after that, the Red Sox called upon Betts to replace Jackie Bradley as their starting center fielder, and this time, he made a huge impression. In 39 games, Betts batted .304, compiled a .391 on-base percentage and delivered four home runs and six stolen bases.|
Playing time status: Betts served as the team's starting second baseman down the stretch, but with Dustin Pedroia expected to be fully recovered from his wrist injury, he will have to earn a spot in the outfield if he is to get regular playing time. Though Betts will have to face some competition, it's conceivable that he could settle into a steady starting role.
2015 outlook: Betts won't likely carry your team in any given category, but he's a well-rounded talent who should hit for average while producing double-digit home runs and steals. A high walk-to-strikeout ratio should make him valuable in points leagues, so Betts is worthy of a mid- to late-round pick in all standard mixed league formats.
|Upcoming 7 Games|
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