Mookie Betts has had a fantastic season so far.
Despite having missed a good chunk of time due to a cracked rib, Betts is still hitting .265 on the season with 21 home runs, 50 RBI, and an .871 OPS.
He was also the starting center fielder for the National League All-Star squad on Tuesday night.
After last night’s game, Betts addressed his health, with Fabian Ardaya providing an update on it via Twitter.
Mookie Betts also said he’s past any discomfort he felt from the crack in his ribs. Said they feel fully healthy now.
— Fabian Ardaya (@FabianArdaya) July 22, 2022
Betts Says He’s Healthy
This is good news for the Dodgers.
Betts did miss significant time as a result of a cracked rib.
But now, the Dodgers superstar is back and healthy once again and is producing for them.
His three-run homer was the difference last night in the Dodgers’ win over the rival Giants.
Betts says he’s fully healthy and is not feeling any sort of discomfort that came with the cracked rib, and he seems to be past any lingering issues.
The Dodgers are going to need him healthy if they want to make another run towards a World Series title this year.
His go-ahead home run from last night is certainly a good place to start.
The Dodgers ultimately won the game 9-6 and improved their record to 61-30, extending their lead in the NL West to 10.5 games over the San Diego Padres and 13.5 over the Giants, who struggled a bit at the end of the first half and fell out of contention for the NL West crown.
With a healthy Betts, the Dodgers will be heavy favorites to reach the World Series this year.