Dodgers Lose Another Star to the Injured List—Again

Already without injured star pitcher Clayton Kershaw until at least September, the Los Angeles Dodgers now will have to do without another of their superstars once again, with Mookie Betts going back on the 10-day injured list with a hip injury.

Manager Dave Roberts broke the news on Wednesday, while adding that Betts will be going for a second opinion on his hip from doctors in L.A. 

Betts had only returned for 5 games from an IL stint for his hip in mid-July, but it's obviously not properly healed. According to Dodgers beat writer Fabian Ardaya, Betts' hip has bothered him all year, and he was fortunate to make it through July before it flared up. Ardaya feels that this issue "won't dissipate before the season is over, let alone after 10 days." 

Betts has played just 87 of LA's 113 games this season, and is hitting .277 with 17 home runs. 

The good news for the Dodgers, is that they've got a pretty good replacement in the leadoff spot for Betts, in the form of Trea Turner, yet another of their surpluses of riches, acquired at the trade deadline from the Washington Nationals along with Max Scherzer. Turner is a .322 hitter this season with 18 home runs and 22 stolen bases.

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