Dodgers fans on Sunday finally had the chance to see Mookie Betts in action.
Betts, who was acquired by Los Angeles earlier this month via a blockbuster trade with the Boston Red Sox, made his spring training debut with his new team against the Chicago Cubs. The four-time All-Star batted leadoff for the Dodgers, going 0-2 with a sacrifice fly before being pulled from the contest, which LA claimed 4-2.
The 2018 American League MVP swelled the count full in his first at-bat before lifting a lazy fly ball to left field. Betts got a bit more meat on the ball in his second at-bat, though it resulted in a fly out to right. He plated the Dodgers’ second run of the game in the fifth when he jolted a 1-0 fastball to dead center which plated Gavin Lux.
You can see the at-bats in the video here.
After being taken out, Betts offered some takeaways from his Cactus League debut.
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Betts is expected to be back in the Dodgers’ lineup Monday when they take on the Chicago White Sox.
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