Los Angeles Dodgers star outfielder Mookie Betts will play in the 2023 World Baseball Classic, defending Team USA’s uniform.
He will try to give United States its second consecutive WBC title, after their win in 2017.
Lots of players are backing off their commitment to play in the event these days, citing injuries and other inconveniences.
Betts, however, remains a part of the 30-man roster.
He seems determined to participate, and you will love the reason why.
“#Dodgers Mookie Betts said a big reason he decided to play for Team USA in the WBC is because of Mike Trout. ‘We don’t get to share the field very often. Now, never. So, to be on the same side playing with him and all the other guys, really, it’s going to be a lot of fun,'” Juan Toribio, who covers the Dodgers for MLB.com, tweeted.
#Dodgers Mookie Betts said a big reason he decided to play for Team USA in the WBC is because of Mike Trout.
"We don’t get to share the field very often. Now, never. So, to be on the same side playing with him and all the other guys, really, it’s going to be a lot of fun.”
— Juan Toribio (@juanctoribio) February 16, 2023
Betts loves playing with the best.
He is a competitive beast who excels at baseball, bowling, football, basketball, and more.
He is a two-time World Series winner, in 2018 with the Boston Red Sox and in 2020 with the Dodgers.
He knows Trout, and would love to play with him.
Of course, having Trout and Betts in the same outfield gives you a huge advantage and great odds of winning.
Both players sure want to take advantage of the opportunity.
Trout is a respected figure in MLB and in LA baseball.
Betts respects him even though he plays for the crosstown rivals, the Angels.
With them in the lineup, Team USA’s outfield (which also includes Kyle Tucker, Kyle Schwarber and Cedric Mullins) is looking like the favorites to take home the title.NEXT: The Dodgers Handed Out A Unique Contract Incentive Plan