RED SOX ACTIVATE OUTFIELDER MOOKIE BETTS
FROM 10-DAY DISABLED LIST
Club Options First Baseman Sam Travis to Triple-A Pawtucket
BOSTON, MA – Prior to tonight’s series opener against the Baltimore Orioles, the Boston Red Sox activated outfielder Mookie Betts from the 10-day disabled list. To make room on the 25-man roster, the club optioned first baseman Sam Travis to Triple-A Pawtucket
Betts, 25, was placed on the disabled list on June 1 (retroactive to May 29) with a left abdominal strain. He has missed the Red Sox’ last 14 games, with the club going 8-6 in that time. Betts leads the majors this season in batting average (.359), on-base percentage (.437), slugging percentage (.750), and OPS (1.187), and he shares the major league lead in runs scored (52). He has hit 17 home runs, including three on April 17 at Angel Stadium and three on May 2 against the Kansas City Royals. Selected by Boston in the fifth round of the 2011 June Draft, Betts started for the American League in the All-Star Game in both 2016 (right field) and 2017 (center field).