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50 Mookie Betts CF
Height/Weight: 5-9/155 | Birthdate: 10/7/1992 | Birthplace: Nashville, TN | Bats/Throws: R/R | Team: Boston | College: None | MLB Experience: 2 | Owned/Started%: 99/45 | Average Draft Position: 144.03
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Red Sox put CF Mookie Betts on DL, promote OF Jackie Bradley


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(7/29/2015) A head injury has Red Sox center fielder Mookie Betts on the disabled list and Jackie Bradley promoted from Triple-A Pawtucket, per Comcast Sportsnet.

Betts sustained a concussion trying to make a catch in the Tuesday night game. His DL stint will only be seven days.

His loss is a blow to Boston. Betts owns a .265/.317/.438 slash line and has scored 52 runs this season.


Red Sox CF Mookie Betts leaves Tuesday's game with head injury


by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(7/28/2015) Red Sox center fielder Mookie Betts exited Tuesday's game against the White Sox with an apparent head injury.

In the sixth inning, Betts attempted to make a catch in deep right-center field on a fly ball by Jose Abreu. Betts initially caught the ball, but flipped over the short fence into the bullpen. The ball dropped out of his glove and it was ruled a home run. Betts was able to finish the inning, but was lifted for a pinch hitter in the seventh.

Betts was 0 for 2 before being removed. Red Sox manager John Farrell said Betts was experiencing concussion symptoms, and will likely be placed on the 7-day disabled list, according to the Boston Herald. Betts will undergo further tests before a decision is made.


Red Sox's Mookie Betts rests on Wednesday amid offensive funk


by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(7/22/2015) Red Sox center fielder Mookie Betts is getting a night off, as he is being held out of the starting lineup on Wednesday against the Astros. Betts has played every game since missing a sore back cost him two games in the middle of June. 

The youngster has been struggling as of late, batting just .122 (5 for 41) with 10 strikeouts--and just one walk--in his last 10 games.

Alejandro De Aza will take over in center field and bat sixth on Wednesday.


Mookie Betts drives in two for Red Sox


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(7/22/2015) Red Sox center fielder Mookie Betts went 1 for 4 in Tuesday's loss to Houston. 

Betts drove in two runs and scored once. He hit his 23rd double of the season. 

Betts snapped out of a slump. He'd been hitless in his last four games, spanning 16 at bats. 


Mookie Betts homers for Red Sox


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(7/10/2015) Red Sox center fielder Mookie Betts hit a solo home run in the fifth inning of Friday's loss to the Yankees. 

Betts went 1 for 4 and hit his 10th homer of the year, snapping a six-game home run drought. He recorded his 42nd RBI of the year and eighth in the last eight games. 


Red Sox CF Mookie Betts gets two hits, three RBI in win


by Ruben Palacios | Staff Writer
(7/4/2015) Red Sox center fielder Mookie Betts went 2 for 3 with two doubles and three RBI in Saturday's win over the Astros.

Betts continued his recent offensive surge with his third consecutive multi-hit game. Over his last six games, Betts is hitting .429 with 12 hits, three doubles, a home run and seven RBI.


Red Sox CF Mookie Betts collects three hits on Thursday


by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(7/2/2015) Red Sox center fielder Mookie Betts had a nice night at the plate in a 12-6 win over the Blue Jays on Thursday. Betts went 3 for 6 with two RBI and a run scored. He also stole his 13th base of the season. 

Betts singled and scored to start the game, and then singled in a run to close out the scoring of an eight-run first inning. He then had another RBI single in the seventh, and came around to score later in that frame. 

Betts is batting .279 (12 for 43) over his last 10 games.


Red Sox OF Mookie Betts connects for fourth HR in last 17 games


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(7/1/2015) Red Sox outfielder Mookie Betts connected for a home run during Wednesday's 11-2 loss at Toronto. Betts connected for his ninth home run -- a two-out, solo home run off Aaron Loup in the eighth inning.

Betts homered for the fourth time in 17 games. All but two of his home runs this season have been solo homers.

Betts is batting .397 (29 for 73) with three triples, four home runs, seven doubles, 10 RBI, 17 runs, four walks and five strikeouts in his last 18 games. He also has two stolen bases in that span.


Mookie Betts has 13-game hitting streak snapped for Red Sox


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(6/27/2015) Red Sox center fielder Mookie Betts went 0 for 4 in Saturday's loss to Tampa. 

The hitless day snapped a 13-game hitting streak for Betts, which had been the third longest active streak in MLB. 

Betts hit .453 with 1.293 OPS over the streak. 


Mookie Betts hits in 13th straight for Red Sox


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(6/26/2015) Red Sox center fielder Mookie Betts went 1 for 5 with a double and a run scored. 

Betts hit his 17th double of the year and extended his hitting streak to 13 consecutive games. 

Betts is hitting .453 with 1.293 OPS over the streak. 


Red Sox CF Mooki Betts falls single shy of the cycle in win


by Ruben Palacios | Staff Writer
(6/21/2015) Red Sox center fielder Mookie Betts continued his absolute tear at the plate during Sunday's game against the Royals.

Betts went 3 for 5 with a double, triple and a home run -- falling a single shy of the cycle. He recorded two RBI and scored three runs. Betts popped up to center field in the top of the ninth inning with an opportunity to complete the cycle.

"He's a special player," Red Sox manager John Farrell said. "He can beat out an infield base hit, he can put down a bunt for a base hit, drive the ball out of the ballpark. It's a pretty special talent. You see the instincts on the field starting to flourish."

Betts has been unstoppable at the plate recently, hitting .555 with 20 hits, four doubles, two triples and three home runs over his last nine games.


Red Sox OF Mookie Betts smacks 7th homer in loss Saturday


by Elliott Smith | Staff Writer
(6/20/2015) Red Sox outfielder Mookie Betts got the team off on the right foot Saturday, but they couldn't hold the momentum in an eventual loss the Royals. 

Betts put the Sox on the board early with a leadoff homer against Kansas City starter Edinson Volquez, his seventh of the season. Betts extended his hitting streak to eight games, and over that stretch, is hitting .577 (15-for-26).

Betts is now hitting .271 on the year with 31 RBIs. 


Mookie Betts goes 4 for 5 for Red Sox in win


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(6/20/2015) Red Sox center fielder Mookie Betts went 4 for 5 in Friday's win over Kansas City. 

Betts drove in a run, his 30th, and stole his 11th base of the season. 

“I’m not necessarily swinging at pitches on the corners, but maybe more aggressive to balls in the middle of the plate,” he said.

Betts extended his hitting streak to seven games. He's hitting .556 with 1.408 OPS over the streak. 


Mookie Betts gets three hits for Red Sox


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(6/16/2015) Red Sox center fielder Mookie Betts went 3 for 5 in Tuesday's win over Atlanta. 

Betts hit his 13th double and third triple. He scored twice and drove in his 28th run of the season. 

Betts has eight hits in 14 at bats over the last four games, and half of those hits have been for extra bases. 


Red Sox OF Mookie Betts collects three hits


by Jason Butt | CBSSports.com
(6/15/2015) After missing the past two games, Red Sox outfielder Mookie Betts returned to the lineup and collected three hits in his team's 4-2 loss against the Braves. 

Betts totaled three singles and finished 3 for 4 in the outing. This marked Betts' third three-hit game of the season. 

Betts now has a slash line of .246/.303/.388. 


Mookie Betts returns to Red Sox lineup


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(6/15/2015) Red Sox center fielder Mookie Betts returns to the starting lineup on Monday. 

Betts missed Saturday and Sunday's games after running into the outfield wall on Friday. Betts is batting eighth in the lineup. 


Red Sox's John Farrell says OF Mookie Betts to return on Monday


by Ruben Palacios | Staff Writer
(6/14/2015) Red Sox manager John Farrell said outfielder Mookie Betts will return to the lineup on Monday, per Gordon Edes of ESPNBoston.com.

Betts crashed into an outfield wall Friday night and is recovering from soreness.


Red Sox resting Mike Napoli and Mookie Betts again


by Jason Butt | CBSSports.com
(6/14/2015) Red Sox first baseman Mike Napoli and outfielder Mookie Betts are not in Sunday's starting lineup against the Blue Jays. 

For Napoli, it's a second consecutive day off with Brock Holt starting in his place. Betts is also missing a second straight day, though his is due to a sore back. Betts crashed into a wall Friday night and is still recovering from soreness. 


Red Sox CF Mookie Betts not in Saturday's lineup


by Ruben Palacios | Staff Writer
(6/13/2015) Red Sox center fielder Mookie Betts is not in the lineup for Saturday's game against the Blue Jays.

Betts left Friday's game after crashing into the outfield wall chasing down a fly ball in the second inning. He originally stayed in the game after it happened, but left in the third inning.

X-Rays were negative and Betts passed a concussion test after the game and as listed as day-to-day.

"He's sore today," said Red Sox manager John Farrell on Saturday, per MLB.com. "He's probably going to need a couple of days to get over the impact of last night."


Red Sox CF Mookie Betts exits Friday after crashing into wall


by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(6/12/2015) Red Sox center fielder Mookie Betts left Friday's game in the top of the third inning with an apparent injury. Betts crashed into the outfield wall chasing down a fly ball in the second inning, and was able to stay in the game immediately afterwards.

But he did not come out for the top of the third, with Rusney Castillo sliding over to center and Alejandro De Aza entering the game in right field. The team is calling Betts' injury a lower back sprain.

X-Rays were negative and Betts passed a concussion test. He is currently day-to-day

"He took quite an impact, obviously," manager John Farrell said, per the Providence Journal. "He's a little sore right now."

Before his injury, Betts did connect for his sixth home run of the season in the first inning.


Red Sox CF Mookie Betts back in the lineup Tuesday


by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(6/9/2015) Red Sox center fielder Mookie Betts is listed in the starting lineup for Tuesday's game against the Orioles. Betts was rested on Sunday for the first time since May 23, as he is in the midst of a 13-for-53 stretch at the plate.

But he'll be starting on Tuesday, playing center field and batting eighth. Rusney Castillo, who got the start on Sunday, will be on the bench Tuesday. 


Red Sox's Farrell: Mookie Betts batting 7th to give him a breather


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(6/4/2015) Red Sox manager John Farrell opted to keep outfielder Mookie Betts in the seventh spot in the batting order for the second straight game Thursday vs. Minnesota. 

"Moving him down just to give him a bit of a breather," Farrell said. "We still see him as a top of the order guy."

Betts is mired in a 3-for-22 slump in his last six games. He is batting just .224 in his last 22 games.


Red Sox's Mookie Betts settling in to No. 2 spot in lineup


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(6/1/2015) Red Sox center fielder Mookie Betts has hit .314/.368/.400 with three runs, three RBI and three stolen bases in 35 at-bats over nine straight games as the No. 2 hitter in the lineup.

Betts had batted leadoff in all but one of his starts before May 23, but he entered a game on that date as an injury replacement in the second spot of the lineup and has remained there since. He's reached base safely in each of his last seven games while settling in to the No. 2 spot, while he is just 4 for 36 with two walks when leading off in the first inning for the Red Sox.


Red Sox manager: Castillo, Betts, Victorino to rotate in CF and RF


by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(5/22/2015) Red Sox manager John Farrell says Rusney Castillo will be used in a rotation between right field and center field. Castillo, who was promoted from Triple-A on Friday, will share playing time with both Shane Victorino and Mookie Betts, according to the Boston Globe

Victorino, who is not in Friday's lineup against the Angels, is considered day-to-day with soreness in his left calf. He was a late scratch from Thursday's lineup and has not gotten much playing time since returning from the disabled list on May 11. Though, he has hit well in the seven games since his return, with eight hits in just 19 at-bats, including a double and a home run.

Betts, meanwhile, has been struggling mightely at the plate in his sophomore season. He's batting .205 (8 for 39) with just one extra-base hit over his last 10 games. 


OF's Mookie Betts, Shane Victorino out of Red Sox lineup for Saturday


by Ted Leshinski | Staff Writer
(5/16/2015) Red Sox outfielders Mookie Betts and Shane Victorino are out of the lineup for Saturday’s game in Seattle, getting replaced by Jackie Bradley Jr. in center field and Brock Holt in right.

Holt will bat leadoff while Bradley will hit ninth.

Betts has led off 33 of the Red Sox’s 36 games coming into Saturday.

Shortstop Xander Bogaerts will move up and hit sixth on Saturday, the highest he’s hit in the order all season.