Red Sox Place Mookie Betts On 10-Day DL
After holding their star right fielder Mookie Betts out of multiple games this week, the Boston Red Sox have officially placed the 25-year-old on the 10-day disabled list with a left abdominal strain.
Betts' DL stint comes at a tough time for the Sox, who are on the road in Houston battling the defending champion Astros.
Prior to suffering the strain, Betts had been lighting up the league with a .359/.437/.750 slash line in 48 games. Totaling 37 extra-base hits, including 17 homers, and 37 RBI, Betts entered Friday's action leading the league in six major categories, including batting average, slugging percentage and OPS.
Boston has dropped the first two games of the four-game set in Houston and has gone 3-3 with Betts out of the lineup.
Since the 5-tool outfielder has not played since the 26th of May, his stay on the disabled list has been retroactively set to May 29. Betts can return from the DL on June 8, when the Sox host the Chicago White Sox in the opener of a three-game set at Fenway Park.