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Mookie Betts named the Defensive Player of the Year in right field

Mookie Betts named the Defensive Player of the Year in right field

He's a World Series champion. A Gold Glove winner. A new father. A likely American League MVP.

But that's not enough for Mookie Betts, who added to his trophy case Wednesday night when he won the Wilson Defensive Player of the Year award for his play in right field this season.

It's the second time in three seasons that Betts has earned the honor, which is based on sabermetric stats and goes to one player at each position, regardless of league.

Betts committed just one error in 2018, racking up a fielding percentage of .996 and a range factor of 2.04 while patrolling one of the most cavernous right fields in all of baseball.

Despite flashing some amazing leather this season, Betts missed out on the overall Defensive Player of the Year award, which he had won in 2016. Oakland third baseman Matt Chapman won that honor.

Next up for Betts is the American League MVP award. Betts will find out if he's taking home that honor when it's announced on November 15.

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Ex-Red Sox knuckleballer Steven Wright to undergo Tommy John surgery

Ex-Red Sox knuckleballer Steven Wright to undergo Tommy John surgery

Steven Wright's Red Sox career came to an end on Friday, and it'll be a while before the knuckleballer makes his return to the mound.

Shortly after being released by Boston, Wright revealed to WEEI's Rob Bradford he will undergo Tommy John surgery on Tuesday to repair the torn UCL in his right elbow.

"I'm fully committed to rehab and making a comeback," Wright told Bradford. "I feel better than I have ever and want to get back to a position I haven't been in since 2016, which is healthy. My sole focus is to get healthy and stay focused."

Wright made only six appearances for the Red Sox in 2019 as he tested positive for a performance-enhancing substance in January and served an 80-game suspension. The 35-year-old also served a 15-game suspension in 2018 for violating the league's domestic violence policy.

Wright posted a 24-16 record with a 3.86 ERA in 81 total appearances during his tenure in Boston.

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Watch David Ortiz and Alex Rodriguez reminisce on 2004 ALCS

Watch David Ortiz and Alex Rodriguez reminisce on 2004 ALCS

Fifteen years ago, the Boston Red Sox pulled off the impossible vs. the New York Yankees in the 2004 American League Championship Series.

David Ortiz and Alex Rodriguez took a trip down memory lane to relive the unforgettable moments in a nostalgia-filled video for FOX Sports. The two legends relive everything from A-Rod slapping the ball out of Bronson Arroyo's glove to Curt Schilling's bloody sock.

A-Rod shared the video and wrote about his painful memories from the series on Twitter. Watch and read below:

Credit to Rodriguez for being a good sport (imagine reading that sentence 15 years ago?...)

The Yankees could find themselves ousted from another ALCS on Friday night when they take on the Astros in a do-or-die Game 5. They would have to win three straight games, including two on the road, to advance to the World Series.

The last team to do that? You guessed it. The '04 Red Sox.

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