Dodgers OF Mookie Betts (cracked rib) headed to IL

Los Angeles Dodgers star outfielder Mookie Betts has a cracked right rib and will be placed on the injured list, manager Dave Roberts announced Saturday.

Betts, who was injured in an outfield collision with Cody Bellinger on Wednesday, was scratched from the lineup against the Cleveland Guardians on both Friday and Saturday. It was not immediately clear how long the Dodgers expect Betts to be sidelined.

“It’s certainly a big blow for all of us,” Roberts said, noting that Betts will be re-evaluated in about a week. “But having the information and knowing what it is, at least there’s solace in that and hopefully we’ll get him back sooner than later.”

Betts, 29, is batting .273 with 17 homers, 40 RBIs and a league-leading 53 runs scored through 60 games.

The five-time All-Star and 2018 American League MVP is a career .295 hitter with 195 home runs and 607 RBIs in 1,031 games with the Boston Red Sox (2014-19) and Dodgers.

–Field Level Media

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