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Rangers placed 3B Adrian Beltre on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to April 9, with a strained left quad.

Beltre has a Grade 1 left quad strain, which is the least severe, but the Rangers don't want to push him too soon and make it worse. Kevin Kouzmanoff will continue to hold down the third base spot for the Rangers while Beltre is sidelined.

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Rangers general manager Jon Daniels said Sunday that the team is leaning towards putting Adrian Beltre (quad) on the disabled list.

"It's a tough thing, you see a game like last night and you're dying to have his bat in there," Daniels said. "But the last thing you want is for him to grab onto it again and then he's down for 2-3 months instead of 2-3 weeks." Beltre went through some workouts Saturday and said his left quad is "better," but he also added that he doesn't want "to do something to make it worse." The Rangers will officially make a decision on the third baseman later Sunday or Monday.

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Adrian Beltre has been diagnosed with a Grade 1 strain of his left quad.

The injury isn't as severe as originally thought and the Rangers will wait a couple of days before making a decision about a possible stint on the disabled list. Josh Wilson and Kevin Kouzmanoff figure to fill in at third base for now.

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Adrian Beltre will fly back to Texas on Wednesday in order to get his left quad examined.

Beltre left Tuesday's game in Boston with tightness in the quad. The third baseman has a history of leg issues and usually plays through them, but it sounds like this one might be more serious. With an off day Thursday, Beltre obviously won't be playing until Friday at the earliest.

Adrian Beltre 3B/DH TEX 8 Days

Adrian Beltre left Tuesday's game against the Red Sox with left quad tightness.

Beltre missed a week of action during spring training with the same injury. The third baseman has often dealt with leg injuries the last few seasons and usually plays through them, so he'll probably avoid the disabled list. However, the Rangers have a late afternoon game Wednesday and are off Thursday, so Beltre seems likely to sit out until at least Friday.

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Adrian Beltre went 2-for-4, knocking in the game-winning run on Tuesday against the Phillies.

Beltre finished 2-for-4 with a double, a walk, and two RBI in total. He is picking up right where he left off last season, when he finished with a .315 average, 30 homers, and 92 RBI. He turns 35 on Monday but Father Time doesn't appear to have gotten to him yet.

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Adrian Beltre (quad) is back in the Rangers' Cactus League lineup on Thursday afternoon.

Beltre missed one week because of tightness in his left quad. The Rangers were playing it safe and fully expect him to be 100 percent healthy on Opening Day.

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Adrian Beltre (quad) jogged on a treadmill with no issues Sunday.

It comes after he went through fielding drills Saturday. Beltre is nursing tightness in his left quad but said he'd be playing if it were the regular season. He'll be back in Cactus League action soon.

Adrian Beltre 3B/DH TEX 1 Month

Adrian Beltre (quad) remained out of the Rangers' lineup Sunday.

They were hoping he could return Sunday but feel no need to push things at this point. Beltre left a game last Thursday with tightness in his left quad, but it's viewed as a day-to-day issue. He'll be fine for Opening Day.

Adrian Beltre 3B/DH TEX 1 Month

Adrian Beltre (quad) took batting practice on Friday, but is likely to remain out of the Rangers lineup until Sunday.

The Rangers are simply playing things cautiously with their veteran third baseman, who has dealt with his share of leg injuries over the past few seasons. This doesn't appear to be the type of injury that will linger into the season, so he can still be drafted with confidence.