Dodgers will send OF Betts to IL with cracked rib


LOS ANGELES — Los Angeles Dodgers outfielder Mookie Betts is headed to the injured listing, supervisor Dave Roberts stated Saturday evening.

Roberts scratched Betts from the lineup for the second consecutive sport Saturday, however stated beforehand that he did not anticipate the damage to be critical and that the star centerfielder was in line for an MRI.

After Los Angeles’ 7-1 victory over the Cleveland Guardians, nevertheless, Roberts stated that the MRI revealed a cracked rib and {that a} return date was to be decided. The official crew transaction will happen on Sunday.

Roberts just isn’t positive but if the damage is a hairline fracture or a bigger break, however the loss will likely be vital regardless. Betts is batting .273 this season with 17 house runs, 40 RBIs and 6 stolen bases for a crew that’s battling for first place within the Nationwide League West with the San Diego Padres.

“You are taking among the best gamers in baseball out of the lineup,” Roberts stated. “It is a huge blow, however at the least we all know what we’re coping with and we’ll get him again sooner moderately than later.”

Betts was injured throughout the first inning of Wednesday evening’s sport in opposition to the Los Angeles Angels when he collided with Cody Bellinger within the outfield on a fly ball. Betts performed the remainder of that sport. “Every week from now, we’ll know extra,” Roberts added.

With out Betts, Freddie Freeman had three hits, Trea Turner homered and 4 Los Angeles pitchers restricted Cleveland to 2 hits within the six-run victory over the Guardians.

Julio Urias (4-6) pitched six sturdy innings to earn his first win since Might 20. The left-hander, who had gone 0-3 with a 3.09 ERA in his final 4 outings, allowed an unearned run on two hits with six strikeouts and two walks.

The Dodgers are already with out beginning pitchers Walker Buehler, Andrew Heaney and Dustin May as a consequence of accidents.

“I do not wish to reference Murphy’s Regulation nevertheless it has been that approach,” Roberts stated. “You need to hold transferring on. It is a lengthy season.”

The Related Press contributed to this report.

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