Los Angeles Dodgers: Mookie Betts is optimistic that an injured list stint to treat cracked ribs will be cut short

Mookie Betts He hopes that his current stint on the injured list will only last a few weeks.

The DodgersDue to a fractured right rib,'s star outfielder has been forced to retire. He is now in his third season on the IL after two seasons.

Betts declared Sunday that the Dodgers were facing Betts. Cleveland Guardians. “I thought it was a small bruise or something, and I played through it. The pain got worse over the next few days, and we are now sitting here.

Betts and Dave Roberts of the Dodgers expressed optimism Sunday that Betts would remain sidelined for a mere two weeks.

Betts suffered an injury in the first inning against the Tigers on Wednesday night. Los Angeles Angels When he collided avec Cody Bellinger Fly ball in the outfield. Betts was able to play the remainder of the game, but was removed from the lineup on Friday.

Betts spoke out about the play, saying that he didn't hear the crowd or both of them shouting “I didn't hear him” (call me off). “You don’t want to lose your eye on the ball. But it should not have happened. It was one of those plays when we both could have caught the ball. It would have been even worse if it was not caught and it had dropped.”

Roberts called the collision regrettable and agreed that it shouldn’t have occurred.

Betts claimed that he didn’t believe he further aggravated injury by making a leaping dive while driving on a line. Shohei Ohtani In the ninth inning, to preserve Tyler Anderson‘s no-hitter. Betts was unable to reach it in time, and it led to a double.

With 53 runs scored, the 2018 AL MVP and leadoff hitter for the Dodgers is tied for third place in the majors. He also has 17 home runs which are tied for fourth in NL. Los Angeles is 29-7 when he scores an run.

Betts missed 22 games due to right-hip inflammation. Betts will be out of baseball for one week before starting to work on his return.

To fill Bellinger's place, Zach McKinstry, Triple-A Oklahoma City was called up.

This report was contributed by The Associated Press.

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