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Mookie Betts went 2-for-5 with two solo homers in Wednesday's win over the Astros.
Additionally, Betts started at second base for the third straight game in this one. It would be very advantageous for his fantasy value if he gets a couple of more starts there and gains the extra position eligibility. Trea Turner is expected back this weekend, so it'll be a tight window for Betts to get two more starts at the keystone.
Outfielder Mookie Betts went 2-for-5 with a solo home run, two runs scored, a walk, and a strikeout as the Dodgers blanked the D-Backs 13-0 on Sunday.
Betts was making his first start since being activated from the injured list due to a sore hip. He blasted his 15th homer of the year in the top of the ninth inning and also reached base with a single and a walk earlier in the contest. The 28-year-old star has battled injuries and inconsistency this season but he should serve as a boost to fantasy managers and the Dodgers alike down the stretch. He's slashing .272/.376/.509 with 15 home runs, 41 RBI, and seven stolen bases over 320 at-bats this year.
The Dodgers have officially activated outfielder Mookie Betts from the 10-day injured list. He had been out since July 19th with right hip inflammation.
Betts is in the Dodgers' lineup on Sunday, but he'll be playing second base in an effort to keep him off the outfield turf at Chase Field. His addition represents another major move for Los Angeles, which recently struck a deal to acquire Max Scherzer and Trea Turner from the Nationals.
According to Dodgers manager Dave Roberts, Mookie Betts expects to return on Sunday.
That is positive news that Betts could return this weekend. In July, Betts hit well with a .370 batting average and 1.102 OPS.
The Dodgers placed Mookie Betts on the 10-day IL with right hip inflammation.
The Dodgers waited as long as they could to make the decision, but Betts was clearly just not progressing fast enough. Although he hadn't played since July 19th, the Dodgers can only backdate his IL stint three days, so he will miss a minimum of another week. Most importantly, he'll miss the crucial series with the Giants, which is what the Dodgers were trying to avoid by not placing him on the IL. His hip inflammation doesn't sound overly serious at the moment, so expect Betts to need close to the minimum stay unless we hear otherwise.