As the fate of the 2020 Major League Baseball season hung in limbo earlier this year, some wondered if we'd even see Mookie Betts in a Los Angeles Dodgers uniform.
But baseball is back and Betts is a Dodger -- and he still can mash.
The former Boston Red Sox outfielder crushed a three-run home run Monday in an exhibition game against the Arizona Diamondbacks, his first long ball against an opponent since joining the Dodgers.
This was a quintessential Betts blast -- a lightning-quick swing to clean out a low fastball -- that Red Sox fans grew to love in Boston and certainly will miss in 2020.
New look, same Mookie. 💥 pic.twitter.com/cQ4UkeZItx— MLB (@MLB) July 21, 2020
The 27-year-old outfielder hit 139 homers over six seasons with the Sox (including 61 in 2018 and 2019 combined) before the team traded him to Los Angeles along with David Price in February.
The Red Sox could use that kind of power this season, as they'll need to score plenty of runs to support an incredibly thin starting rotation.
The Sox are long shots to win the 2020 World Series at +4000, while Betts' Dodgers are the current favorites at +375, per DraftKings Sportsbook.