Reigning MVP Mookie Betts Underachieving For Struggling Red Sox

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Mookie Betts. (Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)

BOSTON (WBZ NewsRadio) — Mookie Betts was an absolute stud for the Red Sox last year.

Most Valuable Player. All-Star. Silver Slugger. Batting champ. Gold Glover. World Series champ. He even became a dad.

But, this year, Boston's star outfielder's batting .222 with an .832 OPS, and just three homers and seven RBI in 17 games.

"Been many times I could help score some runs or do something, and I haven't done it, so I take full ownership of that," Betts said. "Basically what I'm doing is unacceptable. I have to figure out a way to get something done and to help the team. I'm not really doing anything well right now, and it sucks. There's nothing really else to say but it sucks, and I just have to figure out a way to make something happen."

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Red Sox Set To Clash With Injury-Ravaged Yankees

Betts isn't alone, though. J.D Martinez, Mitch Moreland, Xander Bogaerts, and Andrew Benintendi have hit well, but Rafael Devers, Jackie Bradley Junior, and a laundry list of others have struggled.

But, as the saying goes, you need your best players to play like it, and the Sox are still waiting on Betts.

He'll get another chance tonight in the Bronx. 

WBZ NewsRadio's Adam Kaufman (@AdamMKaufman) reports

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