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Mookie Betts could play immediately after injury scare

Mookie Betts could play immediately after injury scare
Published On: Mon, Sep 17
Sep 9, 2018; Boston, MA, USA; Boston Red Sox right fielder Mookie Betts (50) runs to third during the third inning against the Houston Astros at Fenway Park. Mandatory Credit: Paul Rutherford-USA TODAY Sports

The potential American League Most Valuable Player spoke optimistically after an injury scare.

Mookie Betts could return to the Red Sox lineup as soon as their next game after he was pulled in the sixth inning at Fenway Park on Sunday because of what the team called soreness in his left side.

a€œBe ready to play Tuesday,a€ Betts said.

Betts, who went to the disabled list in JuneA because of a left abdominal strain, exited after making throws to the plate from right field on consecutive plays. He was stretching out his side on the field before he exited with a trainer accompanying him.

Manager Alex Cora said following a 4-3 Red Sox win over the Mets that Betts may be the designated hitter on Tuesday against the Yankees.

The throw that directly preceded Bettsa€™ exit came on a sacrifice fly off the bat of Wilmer Flores, scoring Austin Jackson from third base. The Red Sox unsuccessfully challenged the safe call at the plate.

a€œ[Betts] started stretching and Jackie [Bradley Jr.] was the one that was kind of like, a€˜Hey,a€™a€ Cora said. a€œHe got our attention. Even if [Betts] said, a€˜Ia€™m OK,a€™ I was going to take him out. Ia€™m not going to take any chances.a€

Betts is to be further evaluated on Mondaya€™s team off-day, but the general message on Sunday was one of calm.A 

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