Betts will be the Dodgers' everyday right fielder in 2020, Cary Osborne of Dodger Insider reports. This would hardly qualify as news if Cody Bellinger hadn't won a Gold Glove in right field for the Dodgers last season. Still, Betts' prolonged history of success at the position -- he has won four consecutive Gold Gloves and leads the majors with 93 defensive runs saved in right field since 2016, per FanGraphs -- makes the decision a relatively easy one. Expect Bellinger to spend most of his time in center field while playing occasionally at first base during the campaign.
Betts went 0-for-2 in Wednesday's Cactus League contest against Milwaukee. Though Betts was unable to get on base in the rain-shortened game, the good news is that he was back on the field after a brief bout with food poisoning. The Dodgers' prized offseason acquisition is slated to occupy the leadoff spot for the club when the regular season gets underway.
Betts (illness) is back in the lineup as expected Wednesday against the Brewers, leading off and playing right field. Betts had missed a handful of games due to food poisoning, but the issue was never expected to keep him out for long. He should have more than enough time to get up to speed by the start of the regular season.
Betts has returned to practice after a bout of food poisoning but won't get back into the lineup until Wednesday, Bobby Nightengale of The Cincinnati Enquirer reports. There were reports over the weekend that Betts could be back as soon as Monday, but the Dodgers evidently saw no reason to rush him back and will keep him sidelined until after Tuesday's off day. He'll still have plenty of time to get into regular-season shape by Opening Day.
Betts (illness) has rejoined the team and could serve as the designated hitter in Monday's Cactus League game against the Padres, Ken Gurnick of MLB.com reports. The 27-year-old originally wasn't scheduled to return from the bout with food poisoning until Wednesday, but he's now expected to return to action Monday. Regardless of whether or not he sits an extra day or two, Betts' availability for Opening Day is unlikely to be impacted.