You only need to scroll through social media for evidence that Mookie Betts was a clubhouse favorite with the Boston Red Sox.
Several Red Sox players have dedicated Instagram posts to Betts and pitcher David Price over the last 24 hours after Boston officially traded both players to the Los Angeles Dodgers on Monday night.
Shortstop Xander Bogaerts, Betts' teammate for all of his six seasons in Boston, joined the chorus Tuesday in an Instagram post acknowledging both Betts and Price for their roles in the Red Sox' 2018 World Series title and wishing them well in L.A.
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It was a PLEASURE being on the same team with both of you guys! Allot of great memories that I will cherish forever especially our 2018 world series championship that we achieved together as a team! Two big time competitors that worked very hard to become great! Thats the reason u guys are one of the best. I will miss playing with you guys and wish you nothing but the BEST in the future! ❤️
Bogaerts followed Red Sox slugger J.D. Martinez, catcher Christian Vazquez and outfielder Jackie Bradley Jr., who all shouted out Betts and Price in Instagram posts Monday:
Betts clearly enjoyed Martinez's post, replying in the comment section, "(I'll) be FaceTiming you everyday in the cage 😅 keep banging dawg!"
The former American League MVP also wrote "Love you hermano" on Vazquez's Instagram post, while Price gave his former battery mate the "wave" and "fist" emojis.
Betts was a core member of Boston's clubhouse, and his departure has to sting for the teammates who won a World Series title with him.
But if Red Sox players harbor any animosity toward Betts for not signing a long-term deal in Boston, they clearly aren't showing it.