Adrian Beltre 3B/DH TEX 2 months ago

Beltre went 1-for-4, hitting a solo home run in a 4-3 victory over the Padres on Friday.

Friday's home run marked the first time Beltre has left the yard since returning from the DL on June 23rd. The 36-year-old has struggled, going 15-for-65 (.231) during that stretch, recording just five RBI and five extra-base hits.

Adrian Beltre 3B/DH TEX 2 months ago

Beltre went 3-for-5 with a pair of runs scored Monday night in a win over Baltimore.

Monday marked Beltre's best game since returning from the disabled list last week. Beltre's activation came earlier than expected, raising questions about his ability to contribute the power that he typically offers in the heart of the Texas lineup. Monday's three-hit performance included his 10th double of the season, which was his first extra-base hit since returning from the DL.

Adrian Beltre 3B/DH TEX 2 months ago

Beltre (thumb) has been activated from the disabled list and will bat cleanup Tuesday against Oakland, Stefan Stevenson of The Fort Worth Star Telegram reports.

Beltre's activation comes as a bit of a surprise given that he wasn't able to swing a bat as of Friday and was reportedly not on the field during Tuesday's batting practice. Regardless, the Rangers optioned right-handed pitcher Jon Edwards to Triple-A Round Rock to clear room for Beltre, who will bat fourth in the order against righty Jesse Chavez.

Adrian Beltre 3B/DH TEX 2 months ago

Beltre (thumb) still hasn't been able to swing a bat, the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports.

Beltre is able to throw and has begun catching the ball with his glove hand, but he obviously can't return until he's able to comfortably swing a bat.

Adrian Beltre 3B/DH TEX 3 months ago

Beltre (thumb) had his stitches removed Sunday, Stefan Stevenson of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports.

Despite having the stitches out, Beltre isn't yet comfortable gripping a bat, which will more than likely delay his activation from the DL beyond the two weeks he was expected to miss. Top prospect Joey Gallo has been serving as the Rangers' regular third baseman in the interim, though he isn't likely to steal at-bats from Beltre once he makes his return from injury.

Adrian Beltre 3B/DH TEX 3 months ago

Beltre (thumb) indicated that his injury isn't healing as fast as he'd like, which could result in him being sidelined another two weeks over what was originally expected according to the Fort Worth Star-Telegram.

Beltre is eligible to return from the DL next week, but it sounds like it may be late June before he's able to return.

Adrian Beltre 3B/DH TEX 3 months ago

Beltre (thumb) has been placed on the 15-day DL.

The Rangers are not expecting an extended absence, but with Beltre dealing with a sprain/laceration to his left thumb, they'll place him on the DL in order to call up top prospect Joey Gallo. Beltre, who exited Sunday's game because of the injury, is hitting .257 with 18 RBI and six home runs on the season.

Adrian Beltre 3B/DH TEX 3 months ago

Beltre (thumb) said he won't swing a bat for 12 days, which means he will be out for longer than two weeks, the Fort Worth Star-Telegram's Jeff Wilson reports.

The initial timetable given was "at least two weeks", but it now seems that was overly optimistic. Beltre figures to be placed on the disabled list, after suffering a sprained left thumb and a laceration during Sunday's game against the Red Sox. X-rays came back negative, so he may still return at some point in June.

Adrian Beltre 3B/DH TEX 3 months ago

Beltre will miss at least two weeks due to a sprained right thumb and a laceration that required four stitches.

Beltre exited Sunday's game in the fifth inning because of the issue, but the X-rays came back negative. However, the combination of the sprain and laceration are apparently bad enough to require a stint on the disabled list. The Rangers haven't announced a corresponding move at this point, but top prospect Joey Gallo could be among the candidates to replace the veteran at third base.

Adrian Beltre 3B/DH TEX 3 months ago

Beltre left Sunday's game in the fifth inning with a jammed thumb.

The extent of Beltre's injury remains unknown at this time, but it will at least cost him the remainder of Sunday's contest. The Rangers will likely provide an update on his status at some point in the near future, which should provide a clearer picture on his availability moving forward.