Carlos Beltran RF/DH NYY 5 Months

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 5 Months

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 5 Months

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 5 Months

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 5 Months

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 5 Months

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.

Carlos Beltran RF/DH NYY 5 Months

Beltran (personal) has rejoined the team after dealing with a personal matter, MLB.com reports.

Manager Joe Girardi said Beltran was available off the bench Thursday, though he wasn't used. He should be available going forward in some capacity.

Carlos Beltran RF/DH NYY 5 Months

Beltran (personal) is out of the lineup Thursday against the Blue Jays.

Beltran has left the team to deal with a very serious personal matter. Manager Joe Girardi said that Beltran will be given as much time as he needs before returning to the club.

Carlos Beltran RF/DH NYY 5 Months

Beltran has left the team to deal with a personal issue, ESPN New York reports.

It's not immediately clear what the issue is, or when Beltran will be able to rejoin the team. Chris Young and Ichiro Suzuki filled in as the team's starting DH and right fielder in his absence on Tuesday.

Carlos Beltran RF/DH NYY 5 Months

Beltran (elbow) went 1-for-4 in his return to the lineup Monday against the Rays.

There was speculation that Beltran might be out for the season at one point, but it appears he wants to continue to try and play despite the Yankees struggling to stay in the playoff race. Beltran has battled with his elbow injury throughout the season and might be shut down once the Yankees are officially eliminated.