Carlos Beltran RF/DH NYY 20 Days

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.

Carlos Beltran RF/DH NYY 26 Days

Beltran (elbow) will be shut down for the remainder of the year, according to manager Joe Girardi, Wallace Matthews of ESPN New York reports.

Beltran has been bothered by an elbow injury for most of the season, and has missed the last five games with the same issue. With the Yankees officially out of playoff contention, the team won't risk any further injury to Beltran, who will require surgery over the offseason.

Carlos Beltran RF/DH NYY 26 Days

Manager Joe Girardi said Wednesday that Beltran (elbow) is doubtful to return this season, MLB.com's Bryan Hoch reports.

Beltran is out of the lineup for the fifth straight game Wednesday, and hasn't been progressing quickly enough from the elbow injury to create much optimism that he'll be back before the weekend. The first season of the three-year, $45 million contract Beltran signed with the Yankees in December will go down as a dud. The 37-year-old slashed .233/.301/.402 with 15 homers and 49 RBI, all numbers that represent career-lows for seasons in which he's logged at least 400 at-bats.

Carlos Beltran RF/DH NYY 26 Days

Beltran (elbow) is out of the lineup Wednesday against the Orioles.

Beltran has been sidelined by an elbow injury for seven of the last eight games, and he will add another to that string Wednesday. He is putting off surgery to the end of the season, but the team seems content to let him sit a majority of the remaining games.

Carlos Beltran RF/DH NYY 27 Days

Beltran (elbow) is not in the lineup for Tuesday's game against the Orioles, according to MLB.com's Bryan Hoch reports.

Beltran will open on the bench Tuesday for the fourth straight game. The Yankees wanted him to put off surgery on his injured wrist until after the season, but it's not clear how much action he will see the rest of the way.

Carlos Beltran RF/DH NYY 28 Days

Beltran (elbow) remains out of the lineup for Monday's game against the Orioles.

Beltran has not played since Friday and has seen action in just three games since September 9. It seems like he's destined for elbow surgery, but the team hopes he can return to the lineup over the final week and prolong surgery until the offseason.

Carlos Beltran RF/DH NYY 29 Days

The Yankees have encouraged Beltran to wait until after the season to undergo elbow surgery, MLB.com's Bryan Hoch reports.

The Yankees are well out of the playoff race, and Beltran will not be 100 percent the rest of the way, but it appears the team still wants to have him available for the season's final week. Beltran will not start Sunday's game against the Blue Jays however.

Carlos Beltran RF/DH NYY 29 Days

Beltran will see a team doctor Saturday to determine whether or not to go ahead with season-ending elbow surgery, Bryan Hoch of MLB.com reports.

Beltran has been expecting surgery for some time now, but it was originally planned for after the season. Reports have indicated that team officials suggested he go ahead with the surgery sooner than that, however, so his status for the rest of the season is up in the air at the moment.

Carlos Beltran RF/DH NYY 30 Days

Beltran is not in the lineup Saturday against the Blue Jays, Bryan Hoch of MLB.com reports.

Beltran returned to the lineup Friday and went 0-for-4 with two strikeouts. He's expected to undergo surgery to remove bone spurs from his elbow once the season is over, though he could be sent for the procedure a bit early if the Yankees are mathematically eliminated in the days ahead.

Carlos Beltran RF/DH NYY 1 Month

Beltran (personal) is back in the lineup Friday against the Blue Jays, Mark Feinsand of the New York Daily News reports.

Beltran rejoined the team Thursday after spending three days away attending to a personal matter, and he'll slot back into the lineup Friday to face lefty Mark Buehrle. In 54 career at-bats against Buerhle, Beltran has recorded just 12 hits (.222 average), but four of those have left the yard.