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Dodgers' Mookie Betts: Likely out longer than two weeks

Manager Dave Roberts said Sunday that Betts' (ribs) initial return timetable of two weeks is proving to be unrealistic, Bill Plunkett of The Orange County Register reports. Betts has been sidelined for just over a week due to a fractured right rib, and Roberts indicated Sunday that the outfielder isn't particularly close to resuming baseball activities.The 29-year-old won't travel with the Dodgers during their upcoming road trip to Colorado, and a better timetable for his return is unlikely to be revealed until he's cleared to resume baseball activities.

MLB futures: Paul Goldschmidt best positioned to win NL MVP with Manny Machado, Mookie Betts injured

The National League MVP race is wide open, and injuries are now starting to play a role. Over the weekend, both Mookie Betts and Manny Machado each suffered injuries. While neither are projected to be too serious or potentially season-ending, the two leaders in the National League MVP race are set to miss time, paving the way for Cardinals slugger Paul Goldschmidt to become the favorite for the award.

Fantasy Baseball MLB Podcast: Oneil Cruz Debuts, Mookie Betts on IL

The middle of June typically brings with it top prospect call-ups and that happened with Oneil Cruz. He debuted on Monday for the Pittsburgh Pirates and Matt Selz and Colby Conway break down what to expect from him going forward. The Mets are getting healthier with Max Scherzer, Jacob deGrom, and James McCann all nearing returns from the IL. The Dodgers lost another big piece with Mookie Betts on the IL with cracked ribs not to mention Manny Machado potentially going on the IL with an ankle issue. All of that plus buy or sell for Ezequiel Duran, Germán Márquez, and Triston McKenzie and a prospect, Esteury Ruiz, who could be up soon given the whopping speed he's shown.
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Dodgers nearing trade for Trayce Thompson as Los Angeles tries to replace injured Mookie Betts, per report

The Los Angeles Dodgers are nearing an agreement on a trade with the Detroit Tigers that will net them outfielder Trayce Thompson, according to Juan Toribio. Thompson, 31, appeared in six games earlier this season with the San Diego Padres. He was later designated for assignment, and he elected free agency after passing through waivers untouched. Thompson joined the Tigers about a month ago, and has since spent his time with Detroit's Triple-A affiliate, where he hit .299/.352/.639 with eight home runs in 25 games.