OUTAdrian Beltre
3B/DH TEX
4 days ago

Beltre (calf) says he is still hoping to play in the first round of the World Baseball Classic, Jeff Wilson of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports.

EDGE Analysis

The news is contrary to a Rangers press release which said Beltre would sit out for the first round. The slugger has a Grade 1 calf strain, but remains adamant that he could still be ready to play by March 9, the Dominican Republic's first game of the tournament. Beltre has dealt with calf issues in the past, so monitor the injury closely going forward.

OUTAdrian Beltre
3B/DH TEX
4 days ago

Beltre (calf) has already been ruled out for the first round of the World Baseball Classic, Jeff Wilson of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports.

EDGE Analysis

A Grade 1 calf strain for Beltre was announced Friday morning, but until the Rangers released a press release Friday night his status for the tournament's first round was still up in the air. Given Beltre's age and history of calf injuries, it's no surprise that all parties -- the Dominican Republic team, Beltre himself, and the Rangers -- want to play it safe in the first round. He is considered questionable for the World Baseball Classic's later rounds.

OUTAdrian Beltre
3B/DH TEX
5 days ago

The Rangers expect Beltre to miss two to three weeks with his Grade 1 calf strain, Evan Grant of The Dallas Morning News reports.

EDGE Analysis

This puts him in jeopardy for missing at least part of the World Baseball Classic, though the Dominican Republic could add him to the roster if they advance past the first round without him. The club's first scheduled WBC game is March 9, so Beltre has a shot to play if he heals quickly. On the other hand, in recent spring trainings, he's dealt with multiple calf injuries -- which he said were more difficult to manage than hamstring issues -- so Texas may want him to remain cautious.

OUTAdrian Beltre
3B/DH TEX
5 days ago

Beltre said he's suffered a Grade 1 calf strain, which may cause him to miss the World Baseball Classic, Jeff Wilson of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports.

EDGE Analysis

Though he says his status is up in the air, it's likely that Beltre, who turns 38 in April, will at least sit out some games for the Dominican Republic, if not the entire tournament. The veteran has managed to play in at least 143 games in each of the last five years, but injuries like this for someone his age bear monitoring heading into fantasy drafts. His ADP typically sits somewhere in the top 100 and could drop if the calf still plagues him deep into spring training action.

OUTAdrian Beltre
3B/DH TEX
5 months ago

Beltre is out of the lineup Saturday against the Rays.

EDGE Analysis

The Rangers are sitting several of their veterans, including Beltre, Carlos Beltran and Jonathan Lucroy, after clinching home-field advantage throughout the playoffs with a win Friday. Joey Gallo will get the nod at third base.

OUTAdrian Beltre
3B/DH TEX
5 months ago

Beltre went 2-for-3 with a solo home run in Sunday's 7-1 loss to the A's.

EDGE Analysis

Beltre contributed his team's only run with his seventh-inning solo shot -- his 32nd of the year. The bulk of his power production has come during the second half, as he had just 12 home runs prior to the All-Star break. The 37-year-old now has 101 RBI to go along with a .300/.359/.523 batting line.

OUTAdrian Beltre
3B/DH TEX
5 months ago

Beltre is out of the lineup Saturday against the A's.

EDGE Analysis

The Rangers are resting most of their regulars on Saturday after clinching the division on Friday. Hanser Alberto will start at third and bat ninth Saturday.

OUTAdrian Beltre
3B/DH TEX
5 months ago

Beltre hit a solo home run in a 1-for-4 game in Tuesday's win over the Astros.

EDGE Analysis

With the blast, Beltre earned his first 30 home run season since 2013 and the fourth of his career. His slugging percentage is up to a robust .515, his best since 2012. The 37-year-old is having a resurgent season and is making the two-year, $36 million extension the Rangers signed him to this April is looking awfully smart.

OUTAdrian Beltre
3B/DH TEX
5 months ago

Beltre went 3-for-4 with two solo home runs and a stolen base in Sunday's 3-2 loss to the Angels.

EDGE Analysis

Beltre was the only Ranger to do much of anything at the plate, accounting for both of the team's runs and all but two of their hits. He even made a rare contribution on the basepaths with his first steal of the year. The 37-year-old has notched multiple hits in four straight games, lifting his slash line to .299/.358/.516. He also has 29 home runs and 96 RBI.

OUTAdrian Beltre
3B/DH TEX
6 months ago

Beltre went 3-for-5 with a solo homer and two runs in Saturday's 12-4 victory over the Astros.

EDGE Analysis

His 26th bomb of the year came off Joe Musgrove in the second, a 419-foot solo shot that opened the scoring for the Rangers. The ageless slugger has hit safely in five of his last six games, with three homers and six RBI in the last four contests alone. Beltre's renaissance age-37 season now includes his best homer and RBI totals since 2013.