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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.