Mookie Betts hits IL after collision

By: The Trend Wire

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Dodgers manager Dave Roberts told reporters following Saturday's game that the former MVP will be placed on the disabled list

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due to a cracked rib he sustained in a collision with outfielder Cody Bellinger on Wednesday. Roberts first refused to say when he would come back.

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Betts was formally placed on the disabled list the next day, and Roberts stated that Betts will be sidelined for around two weeks.

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From the time of the crash to the relocation to the injured list, it took three days. Betts stayed in the game after colliding with Bellinger in the first inning,

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but was removed from the lineup on Friday after an off day Thursday with a contusion, according to the Dodgers. 

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After an MRI revealed the fracture, he was re-inserted into the lineup on Saturday, only to be scratched again before the game.

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Here's the crucial collision, which was called a hit then an error, a major decision considering Dodgers starter Tyler Anderson went on to pitch a no-hitter into the ninth inning

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Betts collided head-on with Bellinger and landed hard, dropping the ball. Despite this, Bellinger managed to strike out second baseman Taylor Ward of the Los Angeles Angels.

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The Dodgers, who beat the Cleveland Guardians on Saturday to boost their record to an NL West-best 40-24, will be without Betts for at least two weeks.

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Betts is hitting.273/.349/.535 with 17 home runs, 53 runs batted in, six stolen bases, and his typical Gold Glove defence in right field

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Last season, the five-time All-Star also dealt with back and shoulder injuries, limiting him to only 122 games.

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Last season, the five-time All-Star also dealt with back and shoulder injuries, limiting him to only 122 games.