11:28 AM PT -- Awesome gesture from MLB superstar Mookie Betts ... the Dodgers outfielder sent a video message to Oliverson -- saying in it, "We are praying for you!"
Betts is Easton's favorite player ... and in another update from the family on Wednesday, they said the 12-year-old was alert enough to appreciate the well wishes from the Big Leaguer.
"[His father] showed him the video this morning," the family said in a statement, "and he started to cry."
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The family said Easton also woke up long enough to drink water and eat vanilla pudding. The Utah pitcher/outfielder also was able to say his name and his age, the family said.
Oliverson's father, according to the family, added that he wanted to "emphasize that while Easton is making TREMENDOUS progress, he still has a very long road ahead."
"We are asking for you to continue to send prayers," the family continued. "We know that Easton is capable, but with his prayer army behind him -- he can be unstoppable!"
The 12-year-old who suffered severe injuries in a fall from his bunk bed at the Little League World Series is showing encouraging signs of recovery ... with his family announcing Tuesday night his breathing tube is now out.
Easton Oliverson -- who pitches and plays the outfield for the Snow Canyon Little League team -- is still in a hospital bed and still being monitored, but the family called the removal of the breathing tube "a big step."
Oliverson's family also said he received results from an MRI scan that "came out very promising."
"Easton keeps proving himself to be the fighter we have always known he is!!" the Oliverson family said in a statement. "The prayers are working! Please keep them coming. We love you all!🤍"
Oliverson was initially injured on Sunday night -- shortly after he and his Little League teammates made it to Williamsport, Penn. for this week's World Series.
His uncle, Spencer Beck, told TMZ Sports Easton was sleeping on the top of a bunk bed when he suddenly fell out and hit his head. He suffered, among other injuries, a fractured skull -- and required emergency surgery.
The family has set up a Venmo account, @MiraclesForTank, to help cover his medical expenses.