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AL MVP Candidate Mookie Betts Undergoes Knee Surgery

Boston Red Sox outfielder Mookie Betts under went successful right knee surgery today and is expected to be ready for Spring Training, per an official announcement made by the Red Sox.

Betts underwent right knee arthroscopy, chondroplasty, and a lose body removal to clean up his knee.

Here’s the official statement from the Red Sox:

Boston Red Sox outfielder Mookie Betts underwent successful right knee arthroscopy, chondroplasty, and a loose body removal yesterday. The procedure was performed by Head Team Orthopedist Dr. Peter Asnis at Massachusetts General Hospital.

Betts is expected to make a full recovery in time for Spring Training 2017.

The 24-year-old Betts battled knee soreness for the majority of the second half of the 2016 MLB season, which lead to off-season surgery being the case. That didn’t stop him from putting up a .338/.388/.547 slash line with 13 homers and 54 RBIs in the 2nd half, however.

Collectively for the 2016 season, Betts batted .318/.363/.534 with 31 homers, 113 RBIs, and 26 stolen bases. He is a finalist for the MVP award.

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