During an interview with former teammate David Ortiz for Fox Sports, Los Angeles Dodgers right fielder Mookie Betts admitted that he thought he was going to spend his entire MLB career with the Boston Red Sox.

Betts played the first six years of his career with the Red Sox, winning the 2018 AL MVP and World Series along the way.

Things looked primed for Betts to stay in Boston for the long-haul, but the Red Sox made a foolish move they still haven’t been able to recover from by trading the 28-year-old to the Dodgers on February 10, 2020.

While Betts is happy to be with the Dodgers now, he was initially shocked when the Boston-based franchise dealt him to Los Angeles.

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“I had initially thought that I was gonna be a Red Sock for life,” Dodgers star Mookie Betts said, via The Score.

“But, you know what, God always has a plan for things, and I’m just kind of following what he tells me to do. Winning your first one is like the best thing ever. The trade happened, (and) the reason for bringing me here was to help put us over the edge. And if I’m able to help do that, it’s like I conquered my goals. I feel amazing about bringing a ring back to L.A.”

Betts and the Dodgers are up 3-2 against the Tampa Bay Rays in the 2020 World Series. Los Angeles can wrap up the series on Tuesday night with a win.

During the shortened 2020 season, Betts hit .292 and drove in 39 runs. He also blasted 16 home runs after signing a 12-year, $365 million extension.