Mookie Betts RUMORS & NEWS

  • Betts exits, day to day with thumb injury "Mookie Betts exited with a right thumb contusion in the fifth inning of Sunday's 3-2 loss to the Rays. X-rays came back negative, and he is listed as day to day, the team announced. The injury occurred in the fourth inning after Betts hit a grounder to third baseman Trevor Plouffe. Plouffe's..." September 18

  • Red Sox outfielder Mookie Betts still contributing despite a down year at the plate

    Boston Herald "It’s no longer fashionable to blame all the Red Sox’ offensive problems on the departure of David Ortiz. But when it comes to understanding Mookie Betts’ season, one that’s been productive but disappointing, what other explanation is there? Comb through all the numbers, talk to the coaches..." September 08

  • Mookie Betts opens up about David Ortiz's absence: 'This year has been rough'

    WEEI Boston "Mookie Betts admits he’s struggled to fill the leadership vacuum that was created when David Ortiz retired last year. In a recent interview on the “Bradfo Sho,” the Red Sox centerfielder talks openly about his struggles with becoming a vocal clubhouse leader. “This year has just been..." August 02

  • Betts sets Red Sox record with 11th leadoff HR "All-Star Mookie Betts now has the most leadoff home runs in Red Sox history. The right fielder clocked the third pitch of Sunday's game from Rays right-hander Chris Archer over the wall in left. Per Statcast™, the 11th career leadoff homer by Betts had an exit velocity of 106.3 mph and a..." July 09

  • Mookie Betts shut down long-term extension talks in winter

    Fanrag Sports "The Boston Red Sox explored the possibility of locking up Mookie Betts to a long-term deal this winter, following his second-place finish in the MVP voting to Mike Trout, according to sources. However, Betts, like almost all young superstars who are position players these days, decided he’s..." June 15

  • Betts' no-whiff streak truly striking "The count had run full, the game was out of hand, and the pitch from Orioles reliever Oliver Drake was an 82.1-mph splitter that was up and in. The batter froze and let it pass, home-plate umpire Paul Emmel called strike three, and the Fenway Park crowd, still buzzing from the David Ortiz home run..." April 18