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Mookie Betts to avoid hip surgery this offseason, per report

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Betts was placed on the 10-day injured list twice in 2021

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Catching up on last week’s GM meetings in Carlsbad, the Dodgers received a bit of good news in a chaotic offseason when they found that Mookie Betts, who was sidelined with a hip injury for several weeks in 2021, will likely not need surgery.

Betts received two cortisone injections during the season and stuck to second base for several games to avoid aggravating the injury. He still required two 10-day stints on the injured list but managed to remain healthy and not miss another game from August onward.

Though his performance this season was above average for any ballplayer, with a top-three Golden Glove award finish, Betts’ stats overall were down from his usually-dominant levels because of injuries.

UPDATE: At a Dodgers Foundation event on Wednesday, Betts confirmed that he won’t need hip surgery this offseason.

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