Betts out of Dodgers’ lineup at San Diego with finger injury

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Los Angeles Dodgers outfielder Mookie Betts was out of the lineup Monday night at San Diego because of a finger injury on his left hand sustained during at at-bat on Sunday.

Manager Dave Roberts said the swelling in Betts’ finger remained substantial. The manager said Betts probably wouldn’t be available on Monday night but could be used on defense.

It’s the first time Betts hasn’t started this season for his new team. The 2018 AL MVP with Boston, he has been a spark plug on offense and defense for the Dodgers, who obtained him in an offseason trade and signed him to a $365 million, 12-year deal.

Betts is hitting .289 with two homers, six RBIs an an .880 OPS in ten games this season.

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