He never thought of himself as a power hitter, los angeles dodgers Outfielder Mookie Betts will play in the Home Run Derby in Seattle on July 10.
Betts, 30, leads dodgers He hit 20 home runs and made his debut in the Derby at the recommendation of his wife.
“You know, my wife said, ‘You have to do it,'” Betts told reporters with a laugh. “The last thing I haven’t done yet is the one I’m about to do. Enjoy and we’ll see what happens.”
Betts, who was named to the NL All-Star team for the seventh time as a starting right fielder on Thursday, recently said he would be in the Home Run Derby if selected to represent the NL.
Betts is 10th dodgers He will be the first player to appear in a derby since Joc Pederson in 2019. dodgers Player has won an event before
He will join Mariners’ Julio Rodriguez and Blue Jays’ Vladimir Guerrero Jr. on the field, with five more participants yet to be announced.
Betts appeared in 77 games this season on Friday, batting .260 with 51 RBIs and 61 RBIs.
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