Dodgers' Betts returns after 15-game absence

by Daryn Albert - Mookie Betts was reinstated from the injured list Sunday and was in the lineup against the Padres, playing right field.

Los Angeles Dodgers' Mookie Betts returns after 15-game absence play Betts, Bellinger collide in outfield while tracking down fly ball (0:39) Mookie Betts and Cody Bellinger run into each other in the outfield while trying to catch a fly ball off the bat of Taylor Ward. Betts missed 15 games with a cracked right rib. (0:39) 2:17 PM ET ESPN The Los Angeles Dodgers reinstated Mookie Betts from the injured list and he is playing right field and leading off in Sunday's series finale against the San Diego Padres . Betts, 29, missed the Dodgers' past 15 games with a cracked right rib, suffered when he collided with center fielder Cody Bellinger during a game against the Los Angeles Angels . Betts, the 2018 American League MVP when he played for the Boston Red Sox and a five-time All-Star, is hitting .273 with 17 home runs, 40 RBIs and an .884 OPS this season. In other moves Sunday, the Dodgers reinstated left-hander David Price from the family medical emergency list, optioned infielder Eddy Alvarez to Triple-A Oklahoma City and designated right-hander Ian Gibaut for assignment. The 36-year-old Price, the 2012 Cy Young winner when he was with the Tampa Bay Rays , has pitched out of the bullpen this season and has a 3.20 ERA in 19⅔ innings pitched.