Mookie Betts to miss a third straight game

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The lineups for the Blue Jays-Red Sox game are out and Mookie Betts remains out of Boston’s lineup Tuesday against the Blue Jays, missing his third straight start.

Betts continues to nurse some tightness in his left side. It’s still not considered serious — and the Red Sox, overall, are humming along just fine — so they can afford to give him some time.

In the meantime, Andrew Benintendi will hit leadoff again, where he has raked the past couple of games. Brock Holt will make the start in right field.

Dodgers sign OF Jason Heyward to minor league deal

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LOS ANGELES — The Los Angeles Dodgers signed outfielder Jason Heyward to a minor league deal and invited him to spring training.

The 33-year-old was released by the Chicago Cubs earlier this offseason.

Heyward, who was injured at times last season, put up the worst offensive numbers of his career, batting .204 and with 10 RBIs and one home run in 137 plate appearances. However, he’s a valuable defender in the outfield.

The deal reunites Heyward with first baseman Freddie Freeman. They came up through the Atlanta Braves system and have remained friends ever since.

Heyward was a leader in the Cubs’ clubhouse, helping them win the 2016 World Series.