Carlos Beltran RF/DH NYY 5 days ago

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

Beltran entered Sunday's contest with just two hits in 20 at bats, and even after the productive night his slash line stands at .167/.192/.250 on the young season. Manager Joe Girardi insisted that the 37-year-old's elbow wasn't bothering him after undergoing offseason surgery, but it could be a situation worth monitoring if Beltran keeps struggling at the plate again this year.

Carlos Beltran RF/DH NYY 1 week ago

Beltran is not in the lineup for Friday's game against the Red Sox, Newsday's Erik Boland reports.

Beltran gets more rest than your typical everyday player, as he's dealt with a slew of nagging injuries over the past few years. This is his first day off of the 2015 season, allowing Chris Young to get the start in right field. Beltran is 1-for-10 thus far, with a double and an RBI.

Carlos Beltran RF/DH NYY 2 weeks ago

Beltran (illness) is expected to play in Saturday's spring game, The Westchester Journal News reports.

Beltran has sat out Thursday and Friday with flu-like symptoms, but it doesn't appear to be serious enough to sideline him for their final game of the spring season Saturday. Assuming he's back in the lineup then, the 37-year-old should be able to go on Opening Day.

Carlos Beltran RF/DH NYY 2 weeks ago

Beltran (illness) is not expected to play in Friday's Grapefruit League game, MLB.com's Bryan Hoch reports.

Beltran was a late scratch from Thursday's lineup, and even if he misses another game, he'll still have the entire weekend to get ready for Opening Day. He's otherwise had a surprisingly healthy spring, after undergoing elbow surgery in late September.

Carlos Beltran RF/DH NYY 2 weeks ago

Beltran is not in Thursday's spring game with a stomach virus, Wallace Matthews of ESPN New York reports.

Beltran was initially posted on the team's lineup card, but didn't make the trip to the stadium as he deals with the illness. It doesn't appear to be anything major, so the 37-year-old should be good to go as the team's starting right fielder by Opening Day.

Carlos Beltran RF/DH NYY 2 months ago

Beltran will likely not make his spring debut until Friday's game against the Pirates, Wallace Matthews of ESPN New York reports.

Manager Joe Girardi indicated that he wants to play it cautiously with Beltran, who had bone chips and a bone spur removed from his right elbow over the offseason. Beltran still expects to be able to return to the field for the start of the season, but he'll likely be held out of the team's first three spring games to give him a little bit extra time off.

Carlos Beltran RF/DH NYY 2 months ago

Beltran has been throwing from 150 feet, and believes he'll be ready to start the season in the outfield,

Beltran underwent a procedure last September to remove a bone spur and other loose pieces from his right elbow, but has been able to throw and take swings over the offseason. While he was able to play through the injury for most of last season, it limited him to just 32 games in the outfield, but all of the early reports out of camp suggest that he's fully healthy and unrestricted. If that's the case, Beltran should be able to improve on what was one of the worst seasons of his 17 year career.

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Beltran (elbow) has gone through a full offseason program including hitting and throwing, and is expected to be ready by the start of spring training, the MLB.com reports.

Beltran underwent elbow surgery at the end of September, but since then he's regained strength and flexibility in his right elbow. The 37-year-old dealt with the issue throughout most of the 2014 season, so he's hopeful that a return to full health could lead to a bounce-back season in 2015 after slashing just .233/.301/.402 in his first season with the Yankees.

Carlos Beltran RF/DH NYY 5 months ago4 Comments

Beltran (elbow) is expected to be fully healthy for the 2015 season, the Newark Star-Ledger reports.

Yankees general manager Brian Cashman conceded that Beltran should have had surgery to remove the bone spurs in his elbow earlier in the year, but Beltran attempted to play through the injury with the help of cortisone shots. His production suffered, as the ailment was first discovered in May, and he also missed time in July after being hit in the face during batting practice. Beltran is just one year removed from posting an .830 OPS, and he should be a good bounce-back candidate with health in 2015.

Carlos Beltran RF/DH NYY 7 months ago

Beltran underwent surgery on his right elbow Tuesday, Bryan Hoch of MLB.com reports.

The bone spurs that limited Beltran throughout virtually the entire 2014 season were finally removed Tuesday, and he's expected to be cleared to resume a throwing program in just six weeks. He won't be able to play for approximately 12 weeks, but barring a setback, he should be ready for spring training. The 37-year-old hit just .233/.301/.402 with 15 homers in his first season with the Yankees, but his production was clearly hampered by the elbow issue, and he posted a .830 OPS with 24 homers as recently as 2013.