Red Sox's Mookie Betts: Taking seat for series finale

Betts is out of the lineup for Sunday's game against the Diamondbacks, Jesse Sanchez of reports.

The Red Sox haven't provided a reason for Betts' absence, but he's presumably just getting a maintenance day as the team looks to keep its superstar fresh for the 162-game schedule. After seeing a four-game hit streak end Saturday, Betts is batting .262 on the season, but the depressed average and lack of stolen bases to date shouldn't create any concern about his long-term outlook.

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