Carlos Beltran RF/DH NYY 5 Days

Carlos Beltran could return to playing the outfield in a few weeks.

Beltran has been limited to the designated hitter spot since early June due to a bone spur in his right elbow, but he's been throwing for a while and is making progress. "I don't think it's too far off," Yankees manager Joe Girardi said.

Carlos Beltran RF/DH NYY 5 Days

Carlos Beltran had a nice day at the dish in Saturday's loss to the Blue Jays, going 2-for-3 including a two-run homer.

Beltran's two-run bomb came off Casey Janssen in the ninth inning. He was also hit by a pitch in the ballgame and scored a pair of runs. The veteran outfielder is hitting a disappointing .227/.284/.428 with 12 homers and 34 RBI in his first season with the Yankees.

Carlos Beltran RF/DH NYY 9 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.

Carlos Beltran RF/DH NYY 13 Days

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.

Carlos Beltran RF/DH NYY 14 Days

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.

Carlos Beltran RF/DH NYY 22 Days

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 22 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."

Carlos Beltran RF/DH NYY 22 Days

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.

Carlos Beltran RF/DH NYY 24 Days

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 24 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.