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Dodgers' Mookie Betts fractures left hand on hit by pitch

LOS ANGELES -- Dodgers shortstop Mookie Betts suffered a fracture in his left hand when he was hit by a 97.9 mph fastball from Dan Altavilla during the seventh inning of Sunday's game against the Kansas City Royals.

The fracture, which is to a bone in Betts' left wrist, will not require surgery, according to manager Dave Roberts. There is no timetable for his return, though he is expected to be out "for some time."

"It's a big blow. I feel bad for Mookie because he's having an MVP-type season," Roberts said.