Dodgers right fielder Mookie Betts was scratched from Friday night’s lineup against the Guardians at Dodger Stadium, with a right rib contusion.
The move happened about 40 minutes before game time on Friday, but after the game manager Dave Roberts said it was soreness lingering from Wednesday’s first-inning collision in the outfield with Cody Bellinger on a short pop fly by Taylor Ward.
Roberts said X-rays were negative on Betts’ ribs. He’ll get a CT scan tomorrow. It was residual soreness from his outfield collision earlier this week.— Dodger Insider (@DodgerInsider) June 18, 2022
After a season plagued by nagging injuries, including two injured list stints with a hip pointer, Betts has been quite durable so far this year. He’s started 59 of the Dodgers’ 63 games, and played in 60 of the first 62 games.
Betts is hitting .273/.349/.535, a 141 OPS+ with a major-league-leading 53 runs scored. Betts has 17 home runs, one off the National League lead.
With Betts out of the Dodgers lineup on Friday, Trea Turner moved into the leadoff spot. Eddy Alvarez started in right field instead, batting eighth.