Mookie Betts RUMORS & NEWS

  • Mookie Betts keeping close tabs on Bryce Harper's free agency

    WEEI Boston "Mookie Betts still has another couple of rounds of arbitration before hitting the free agent market. But that doesn't mean he is downplaying the importance of what will unfold this coming offseason. The Red Sox outfielder admitted during the media session at the All-Star..." July 18

  • Mookie will closely monitor Harper's free agency

    WEEI Boston "Mookie Betts still has another couple of rounds of arbitration before hitting the free agent market. But that doesn't mean he is downplaying the importance of what will unfold this coming offseason. The Red Sox outfielder admitted during the media session at the All-Star..." July 16

  • Red Sox's Mookie Betts: It's time to dump the Home Run Derby

    Newark Star-Ledger "Yankees sluggers Aaron Judge and Giancarlo Stanton are passing on the 2018 Home Run Derby. So is the Red Sox duo of Mookie Bettsand J.D. Martinez. Mike Trout, the best player on the planet? He's out too. Instead, fans will settle in to..." July 10

  • Red Sox Activate Mookie Betts From Disabled List

    CBS Boston "Mookie Betts is back. The outfielder, who was neck-and-neck with teammate J.D. Martinez as a top MVP candidate prior to suffering an injury in May, was activated off the disabled list on Monday, ahead of the Red Sox’ game in Baltimore. Betts’ last game played was..." June 11

  • Betts placed on DL with left abdominal strain "After nearly a week of hoping Mookie Betts would make enough progress to return to the lineup, the Red Sox put their star right fielder on the 10-day disabled list prior to Friday's game against the Astros with a left abdominal strain. The move is retroactive to May 29, meaning..." June 02

  • Mookie Betts to miss a third straight game

    Hardball Talk "The lineups for the Blue Jays-Red Sox game are out and Mookie Betts remains out of Boston’s lineup Tuesday against the Blue Jays, missing his third straight start. Betts continues to nurse some tightness in his left side. It’s still not considered serious — and the..." May 29

  • Mookie Betts day to day after being scratched with ‘left side tightness’

    Sportsnaut "Hopefully this is just nothing serious, but the best hitter in all of baseball was scratched from Sunday’s lineup. Mookie Betts isn’t playing for the Boston Red Sox as they take on the Atlanta Braves due to “left side tightness,” per the team, and he is day to day going..." May 27

  • Mookie Betts and J.D. Martinez don’t have any interest in participating in the Home Run Derby, either

    Hardball Talk "Earlier, Yankees outfielder Aaron Judge more or less cemented what we already knew: that he doesn’t have any interest in defending his Home Run Derby title in July when the All-Star festivities are held at Nationals Park. It sounds like Red Sox outfielders Mookie..." May 24

  • Red Sox’s Mookie Betts Leads MLB In Absurd Amount Of Stat Categories

    NESN "To state the obvious: Mookie Betts is off to a ridiculous start to the 2018 Major League Baseball season. Just how good the Boston Red Sox outfielder has been still might surprise you, however. Betts clobbered a two-run homer in Boston’s 6-3 win over the..." May 20

  • From Little League to Boston, Mookie Betts' mom has never stopped coaching him

    Sporting News "The coach-pitch level of Little League offers little distance between the mound and the plate, but cat-like reflexes are rarely required when tossing to 4- and 5-year-olds. With her son at-bat, however, Diana Benedict was caught off guard. This was more than two decades ago, long before exit..." May 13

  • Mookie Betts is getting more expensive by the day

    WEEI Boston "It would seem to be an important exercise to check in on Mookie Betts' contract situation every once in a while. When you're dealing with one of the perceived best playeres in baseball (who seems to only be getting better), with a potentially franchise-defining financial commitment awaiting him in..." May 10

  • Mookie Betts to be in lineup for Red Sox

    ESPN "Boston Red Sox outfielder Mookie Betts, who left Sunday's game after getting hit in the back by a throw, will be in the starting lineup against the New York Yankees on Tuesday night. The Red Sox said Betts, who leads the AL with a .355 batting average and an MLB-best 13 home runs, suffered a..." May 08

  • Mookie Betts leaves game with apparent shoulder injury

    Boston Globe "Mookie Betts left Sunday’s Red Sox game against the Texas Rangers in the second inning with what appeared to be an injured right shoulder. Betts singled to start the game. When Andrew Benintendi grounded to first base, Rangers first baseman Ronald Guzman tagged the bag and threw to second. The..." May 06

  • Mookie Betts on pace for one of greatest seasons in Red Sox history

    WEEI Boston "Mookie Betts outdid himself Wednesday. The Red Sox’ star went 4-for-4 and clubbed three home runs in Boston’s victory over the Royals, further setting himself up for one of the greatest summers Fenway Park has ever seen. Betts, the 2016 MVP runner-up, currently leads the league in home runs,..." May 03

  • Despite power surge, Alex Cora says Mookie Betts will hit lead-off rest of season

    WEEI Boston "Missing a few games due to a sore hamstring, some might have thought it would have taken a few games for Mookie Betts to get back into the swing of things. That wasn't the case at all, as Betts homered three times in the Red Sox' 5-4 win over the Royals Wednesday afternoon at Fenway Park. It..." May 02

  • Mookie Betts shows why he's such a special hitter with his latest three-homer game

    CBS Sports "On Wednesday afternoon, the Boston Red Sox outlasted the Kansas City Royals at Fenway Park to clinch the series win (BOS 5, KC 4). Drew Pomeranz started and didn't pitch all that well, but the offense and bullpen picked him up. Specifically, Mookie Betts picked Pomeranz up. Betts swatted three..." May 02

  • Mookie Betts exits game with hamstring tightness

    Hardball Talk "Red Sox right fielder Mookie Betts was pulled during Saturday’s game against the Rays after feeling some tightness in his right hamstring. It’s not clear exactly when Betts sustained the injury, but he made his exit in the top of the fifth inning and is presumed to be day-to-day for the time..." April 29

  • Red Sox' refusal to trade Mookie Betts for Giancarlo Stanton, or anyone, only looks better

    NBC Sports Boston "Giancarlo Stanton strikes out in his sleep while Mookie Betts has been the best hitter in baseball. On Wednesday, of all days, there’s absolutely no one in Red Sox camp who’s going to look back with regret on the little bit of history revealed by a former Marlins executive. (And no regret is going..." April 19

  • Mookie Betts leaves Red Sox game shortly after colliding with catcher at plate

    WEEI Boston "Mookie Betts left Saturday's game against the Orioles in the fourth inning, three innings after a collision at home plate left him limping off the field. Betts was injured in the first while scoring on Andrew Benintendi's double. The throw took Orioles catcher Chance Sisco into the base bath as..." April 14

  • Why Mookie Betts Isn’t Thinking About Next Contract Before 2018 Season

    NESN "No one would blame Mookie Betts if money crossed his mind from time to time. The Boston Red Sox right fielder is under team control through 2020, but he’s already established himself as one of the best players in Major League Baseball, positioning him for a huge payday upon reaching free..." March 26

  • Mookie Betts won’t talk contract extension until after the 2018 season

    Hardball Talk "Mookie Betts is in a pretty good place right now. He just won his first go-around in arbitration, taking home a near-record for a first timer with a $10.5 million salary in 2018. Merely staying the course on his current levels of production will mean astronomical salaries in arbitration years two..." February 15

  • Why Mookie Betts, Xander Bogaerts Want To Change Red Sox’s Attitude In 2018

    NESN "Outside hiring a new manager, Boston Red Sox haven’t made many changes to the team that fell short in last year’s American League’s Division Series. But two of the club’s youngest players plan on shaking things up from within. Mookie Betts and Xander Bogaerts spoke to reporters Thursday morning..." February 15

  • Dombrowski: Red Sox relationship with Betts fine despite arbitration hearing

    Boston Herald "After going head-to-head in an arbitration hearing, Red Sox president of baseball operations Dave Dombrowski said he’s confident there’s no residual animosity between the team and Mookie Betts. Hard feelings from the player were surely mitigated by his winning the case for a record $10.5..." February 02

  • Mookie Betts wins his arbitration case against the Red Sox

    Hardball Talk "Mookie Betts and the Boston Red Sox went to an arbitration hearing yesterday. Betts was asking for $10.5 million and the Red Sox countered at $7.5 million. Betts won, and now he’ll be making eight figures for 2018. This was Betts first year of arbitration eligibility. He won’t hit free agency..." January 31