Red Sox All-Star Talk: Mookie Betts To Start MLB All-Star Game Due To Mike Trout Injury
Boston Red Sox outfielder Mookie Betts will now start in the MLB All-Star Game.
This news came after news came out that Mike Trout will miss the game with a thumb injury.
Betts was voted in as a reserve and was given the starting role because he had the most votes of any non-starter on the American League roster. This is the same
This is the same way Betts started in last year’s All-Star game.
MLB confirms that Mookie Betts will now start the ASG in place of Mike Trout, by virtue of getting most player votes among non-starters.
— Jeff Fletcher (@JeffFletcherOCR) July 3, 2017
Betts is batting .286 with 15 homers and 51 RBIs and has also paired it with elite defense in right field. He had a bad month of May where he batted .256, but Betts followed that up with a month of June that saw him hit .296.
Mookie Betts is currently on pace to hit 28 home runs and 94 RBIs.
The 24-year-old superstar is the only Red Sox starter at the moment with Chris Sale and Craig Kimbrel being the only other Red Sox All-Stars. Shortstop Xander Bogaerts is in the Final Vote and fans can vote him in for the next few days.