Carlos Beltran RF/DH NYY 13 hours ago

Beltran is out of the lineup Sunday due to flu-like symptoms, Bryan Hoch of MLB.com reports.

While it initially appeared Beltran's absence was a simple day of rest, an illness has now been pegged as the cause. Assuming the flu doesn't turn into anything worse, it shouldn't cause him to miss too much time. Garrett Jones will start in right field and sixth for the Yankees on Sunday.

Carlos Beltran RF/DH NYY 14 hours ago

Beltran is out of the lineup Sunday against the Rangers, MLB.com's Bryan Hoch reports.

Manager Joe Girardi will rest Beltran for the final game of the series, as Garrett Jones steps in to cover right field. Beltran is in the midst of a 13-game hitting streak, producing three homers and 11 RBI during that span.

Carlos Beltran RF/DH NYY 2 days ago

Beltran extended his hitting streak to 13 games on Saturday, going 1-for-5 with a solo home run.

It's just his third home run of the season. The hitting streak has boosted his slash line for May to .301/.316/.521 though, a far cry from his .162/.216/.265 April, and rumors of Beltran's demise as a hitter may have been exaggerated.

Carlos Beltran RF/DH NYY 6 days ago

Beltran is not in the lineup Tuesday against the Nationals, Bryan Hoch of MLB.com reports.

Beltran has actually been hitting well lately as he's riding a nine-game hitting streak that has brought his average up to .234, but he'll take a seat Tuesday as the Yankees face left-hander Gio Gonzalez. Chris Young will get the start in right field and bat third in his stead.

Carlos Beltran RF/DH NYY 1 week ago

Beltran went 2-for-3 with an RBI in Saturday's win over the Royals.

After a miserable first month, Beltran has actually been hitting well in May as he sports a eight game hitting streak and a .326 average in the month. He's also got his only two home runs of the season and seven RBI during the recent hitting streak, so while his overall numbers still aren't great, Beltran does appear to potentially be turning a corner.

Carlos Beltran RF/DH NYY 2 weeks ago

Beltran is not in the lineup Thursday against the Rays, Bryan Hoch of MLB.com reports.

It looks like nothing more than a scheduled day off for Beltran, who will give way to Chris Young in right field. Young will bat sixth against Rays' starter Erasmo Ramirez.

Carlos Beltran RF/DH NYY 2 weeks ago

Beltran went 1-for-3 with a double and two RBI in Friday's win over the Orioles.

Beltran has been hitting better since the start of may, going 7-for-26 (.269) with four RBI and four extra base hits. That said, his average on the season is still at just .191 and he's shown little power as he's yet to hit a home run, so he'll need to show a lot more before being relied upon.

Carlos Beltran RF/DH NYY 3 weeks ago

Beltran went 2-for-4 with an RBI double in Sunday's win over the Red Sox.

Beltran's average still sits at just .197, but he may be turning a corner as he's collected back-to-back multi-hit games and is 5-for-13 (.385) in his last three starts. While not an official platoon, Chris Young has been earning semi-regular playing time with both his hot start and Beltran's slump to open the season, but the 38-year-old should be able to stay in the lineup with more regularity if he can find his rhythm at the plate.

Carlos Beltran RF/DH NYY 3 weeks ago

Beltran is out of Saturday's lineup against the Red Sox, Wallace Matthews of ESPN reports.

Beltran had three hits in his last two games, so the extra rest probably isn't to break what has been a season-long slump for the 38-year-old. Chris Young will get the start in right field.

Carlos Beltran RF/DH NYY 1 month ago

Beltran is out of the lineup for Tuesday's game against the Tigers, Newsday's Erik Boland reports.

After missing games on Saturday and Sunday because of an illness, Beltran rejoined the lineup for Monday's loss to the Tigers, going 0-for-3 with a pair of strikeouts. His slow start to the season may be costing him some at-bats, as Chris Young's presence in the Tuesday lineup as the starting right fielder doesn't seem to have anything to do with Beltran's health.