Los Angeles Dodgers star right fielder Mookie Betts is expected to miss this weekend’s three-game series against the Nationals in Washington, manager Dave Roberts said Friday, but could return Monday.
Betts left LoanDepot Park in Miami on crutches Thursday night after fouling a ball off his left foot. X-rays were negative.
Roberts noted that Betts is “really sore” but was off the crutches and would undergo a CT scan and MRI on Friday in Washington to ensure everything checks out.
Roberts told reporters that Betts is definitely out for Saturday’s game, and probably Sunday as well. Monday is a possibility.
Betts fouled a ball off the foot in the first inning against the Marlins and remained in the game before departing in the eighth. The Dodgers won 10-0, with rookie Ryan Pepiot pitching a perfect game for 6⅔ innings.
Betts has been one of the National League’s best players in 2023, hitting .314 with 38 home runs and 99 RBIs.
The Dodgers return home Monday for a three-game series with the San Diego Padres.