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Beltran (elbow) went 2-for-4 with a solo homer and two runs scored in the win over the White Sox on Saturday.

The blast -- Beltran's 15th of the season -- came against Scott Carroll in the sixth inning. Through 91 games, Beltran has amassed a .239/.296/.429 line while battling an elbow injury that is expected to require surgery at the end of the season.

Carlos Beltran RF/DH NYY 4 Days

Beltran (elbow) is back in the lineup Saturday against the White Sox, Newsday's Erik Boland reports.

Renewed elbow soreness has kept Beltran out for the team's last three games, but he'll slot back in Saturday at DH to take on right-hander Scott Carroll. Beltran will likely need to undergo surgery in the offseason to remove a bone spur from his elbow, but the Yankees figure to keep him active so long as they're in the Wild Card hunt.

Carlos Beltran RF/DH NYY 4 Days

Beltran (elbow) took swings on Friday, and hopes to return to the lineup this weekend, MLB.com reports.

Beltran received his third cortisone shot of the year Wednesday, and will require surgery at the end of the season for a bone spur in his elbow, but the team is still hopeful that he can return either Saturday or Sunday. If he can't go, Zelous Wheeler has started the previous two games in his place.

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Beltran (elbow) remains out of the lineup Friday against the White Sox.

Beltran's ailing right elbow was recently treated with a cortisone shot and it's uncertain whether he'll be available in any capacity the rest of the weekend. The right elbow has been an issue for Beltran since early May, and while he did recently return to the outfield, Beltran may very well be limited to DH duty upon his return from his latest setback. Zelous Wheeler will make his third start of the season in right field Friday.

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Beltran (elbow) will not play in Thursday's game against the Astros, MLB.com's Bryan Hoch reports.

Beltran received a cortisone shot in his sore right elbow, and he will get at least one more day to rest after sitting out Wednesday's game. Beltran has felt with shoulder soreness for a few months, but expect him to continue playing through the pain as long as the Yankees remain in the playoff picture.

Carlos Beltran RF/DH NYY 7 Days

Beltran is out of the lineup Wednesday with right elbow soreness, Sweeny Murti of Sportsradio 66 WFAN reports.

It's the same elbow that has bothered Beltran since early May, but the extent of his setback is uncertain. While Beltran just returned to the outfield last weekend, this issue does not appear to be directly related, as manager Joe Girardi said the elbow has been "grabbing" at the 37-year-old when he swings. Ichiro Suzuki will man right field in his absence Wednesday, while Beltran is checked out by the team doctor.

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Beltran will return to right field Saturday against the Rays, Wallace Matthews of ESPNNewYork.com reports.

Saturday's start will mark Beltran's first in the field since May 10. The 37-year-old has been restricted to DH duty for most of the year due to elbow issues, but he resumed throwing about a month ago. Beltran is just 1-for-18 at the plate in his last five games.

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Beltran could soon be cleared to play in the outfield, Erik Boland of Newsday reports.

Manager Joe Girardi confirmed the development Monday, stating Beltran may return to right field in "the near future." Handling DH duties since his activation from the DL on June 5 following nearly a month off due to a hyperextended right elbow, Beltran has fared well in August, batting .289 (11-for-38) with two homers, eight RBI, and seven runs scored.

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While Beltran has continued his throwing program, Yankees manager Joe Girardi suggested they won't rush to play him in the outfield. "He definitely feels better," said Girardi. "But with the flexibility we've got with [Martin] Prado, you feel less of a rush. We feel that we're OK, and it's subject to change, but we'll see what happens."

The Yankees have no more road interleague games remaining, so from a practical standpoint the Yankees can just use Beltran at DH the rest of the season. It just limits their ability to play other hitters at DH.

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Beltran went 2-for-5 with a grand slam, five total RBI and two runs scored in Friday's 10-6 win over the Indians.

Beltran continues his tear through the early days of August. Over the first eight games of this month, the switch-hitting veteran has hit a cool .355 with two homers, eight RBI and seven runs scored.