Carlos Beltran RF/DH NYY 2 Days

Carlos Beltran played catch Monday as the Yankees plan to ease him back into outfield duty.

Beltran has been limited to the designated hitter spot since early June due to a bone spur in his right elbow. "He played catch yesterday. I think he'll probably play two days in a row and then take a day off," manager Joe Girardi said. "We're trying to get him out there." Beltran has been heating up a bit at the plate with three multi-hit games in his last five tries and a pair of homers over his last nine contests.

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Carlos Beltran went 2-for-4 with a solo homer and two runs scored in Saturday's win over the Reds.

Beltran now has back-to-back multi-hit games since returning from the All-Star break and the 7-day concussion disabled list. He has three home runs over his last 10 games dating back to late June, which is a good sign for the condition of his elbow.

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Yankees activated OF/DH Carlos Beltran from the 7-day concussion disabled list.

Beltran suffered multiple facial fractures (and a concussion) when he was struck in the face with a ball during batting practice, but he wound up missing the minimum amount of time. He's in the designated hitter spot and batting sixth for the Yankees Friday.

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Yankees placed DH Carlos Beltran on the 7-day concussion disabled list.

Beltran suffered multiple facial fractures (and a concussion) when he was struck in the face by a tipped batting practice ball on Wednesday night. He reported feeling better a few hours after the injury and will aim to return to the Yankees right after the All-Star break.

Carlos Beltran RF/DH NYY 15 Days

Carlos Beltran was diagnosed with two small facial fractures after Wednesday's batting practice mishap.

Beltran had to be scratched from the Yankees' starting lineup on Wednesday night after a ball that he hit ricocheted off the protective "L" screen and struck him in the face. "You don't expect that to happen when you're practicing," the veteran said late Wednesday. "I had a headache for the whole day. Now it's getting better. Hopefully tomorrow it will get better and I could be back soon."

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Carlos Beltran was scratched from the Yankees' starting lineup Wednesday with an eye injury.

Derek Jeter will step in and serve as the Yankees' designated hitter against the Indians. Beltran had been dealing with some swelling in the back of his right knee for much of this week, but he's out Wednesday because he suffered a bruise near his eye when a batting practice ball ricocheted off the screen and struck him.

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Carlos Beltran (knee) is out of the Yankees' lineup again Tuesday.

Beltran is currently dealing with some swelling in the back of his right knee, but he doesn't think it will be a long-term concern. He could be available to pitch-hit. Mark Teixeira will serve as the DH on Tuesday while Zelous Wheeler plays first base and Kelly Johnson starts at third.

Carlos Beltran RF/DH NYY 18 Days

Carlos Beltran is out of Monday's lineup due to swelling in his right knee.

The hits keep on coming for Beltran. We should know more on his status after he is seen by a doctor on Monday, but it's concern given his history of knee problems.

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Carlos Beltran belted a three-run home run in the fifth inning, his only hit in four at-bats, as the Yankees defeated the Twins on Thursday.

Beltran is having his worst offensive season since the turn of the millennium, so the fifth-inning blast was a welcome sight for the Yankees, who won by a three-run margin. Beltran is slashing a meager .222/.277/.416 with nine home runs and 27 RBI.

Carlos Beltran RF/DH NYY 25 Days

Carlos Beltran had a nice night at the dish in Sunday's loss to the Red Sox, going 3-for-4 with a double and a solo home run.

Beltran's solo blast came as part of back-to-back homers with Mark Teixeira off opposing starter John Lackey in the fourth inning. The three-hit attack raises Beltran's season slash to a disappointing .220/.276/.415 to go along with eight long balls and 24 RBI.