Dodgers dealt 'big blow' as Mookie Betts heads to IL

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Mookie Betts is headed for the injured list with a cracked rib, Los Angeles Dodgers manager Dave Roberts has revealed.

Outfielder Betts sustained the injury when he collided with Cody Bellinger in the first inning of Wednesday's 4-1 win over the Los Angeles Angels.

The five-time All-Star subsequently missed the first two games of the Dodgers' series against the Cleveland Guardians.

And after the second game, a 7-1 victory on Saturday, Roberts announced the results of an MRI, confirming Betts would be moved to the IL on Sunday with no return date specified.

"You're taking one of the best players in baseball out of the lineup," Roberts said.

"It's a big blow, but at least we know what we're dealing with, and we're going to get him back sooner rather than later."

Betts, the 2018 American League MVP while on the Boston Red Sox, is batting .273 this season with 17 home runs and 40 RBIs.

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