Adrian Beltre
3B/DH TEX
3 weeks ago

Beltre (calf) announced Monday that he will participate in the World Baseball Classic for Team Dominican Republic.

EDGE Analysis

Beltre's status for the WBC was in jeopardy due to a lingering calf injury, but the 37-year-old wasn't bothered by it during his first games of spring over the weekend, clearing his way to participate for his home country in the WBC. Barring any setbacks during the WBC, Beltre shouldn't have any restrictions moving forward.

Adrian Beltre
3B/DH TEX
3 weeks ago

Beltre (calf) had no additional soreness after playing in his first spring game Friday and is slated to DH Saturday, Evan Grant of the Dallas Morning News reports.

EDGE Analysis

The veteran slugger went 0-for-2 in his first Cactus League action of the season, a positive sign of his spring progression. Beltre remains hopeful he can represent the Dominican Republic in the World Baseball Classic and it seems the Rangers will give him ample opportunities to see if he's ready. Although it appears the calf is mostly healed, continue to keep an eye on the situation.

Adrian Beltre
3B/DH TEX
3 weeks ago

Beltre said Friday that his calf muscle is about 85 healed and he is hopeful about joining Team Dominican Republic for the WBC, Evan Grant of the Dallas Morning News reports.

EDGE Analysis

It appears Beltre is on the mend of recovering from his Grade 1 calf strain that he suffered back in Mid-February. The fact that he is optimistic about playing in the WBC is a good sign for him being ready to go for the regular season. At 37-years-old, the Rangers will be hoping his body will continue to hold up in his 20th season.

Adrian Beltre
3B/DH TEX
3 weeks ago

Beltre (calf) will play third base and bat second in Friday's Cactus League contest, his first game of the spring, Evan Grant of the Dallas Morning News reports.

EDGE Analysis

Despite dealing with nagging calf tightness throughout camp, Beltre has remained adamant about representing the Dominican Republic in the World Baseball Classic, so this may be a tell-tale sign. The 37-year-old underwent an MRI Friday that came back clean and it appears this was enough for him to see game action. This appears to be a positive step towards recovery, but it will be worth monitoring how the four-time All-Star feels after the game.

Adrian Beltre
3B/DH TEX
3 weeks ago

Beltre (calf) may play third base if he goes through his morning workout without issues, according to manager Jeff Banister, Evan Grant of The Dallas Morning News reports.

EDGE Analysis

So ... about that uncertainty that he'd play in the World Baseball Classic: Perhaps he'll forego the tournament in order to be ready for the Rangers' season, but the 37-year-old considering playing in a spring game already is surprising. We'll hear more on this as Friday wears on, and the results of his Friday MRI should go a long way in assessing his fantasy value for 2017.

Adrian Beltre
3B/DH TEX
3 weeks ago

Beltre (calf) will make a decision Saturday on whether he will participate in the first round of the World Baseball Classic, Stefan Stevenson of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports. Beltre underwent an MRI on Friday and will find out the results later in the day.

EDGE Analysis

The 37-year-old has been brought along slowly in camp to preserve his chances of suiting up early in the WBC. The Dominican Republic club may find a way to add him later on in the tournament if they advance, but perhaps fantasy owners may root for him skipping the event altogether, given that he's fighting another spring lower-body injury. Hopefully, his prospective owners' draft will happen long after a clear prognosis of his Opening Day availability.

Adrian Beltre
3B/DH TEX
3 weeks ago

Beltre (calf) will undergo an MRI on Friday to determine whether or not he will play in the World Baseball Classic, Stefan Stevenson of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports.

EDGE Analysis

Beltre has already started light workouts, but a calf ailment has prevented the 37-year-old from going full-go. Although he had been optimistic about playing in the first round of the WBC, it now appears that missing it altogether is on the table. It would be a tough loss for the Dominican Republic team, but prospective fantasy owners would likely prefer to see the veteran rested, especially given his past calf issues.

Adrian Beltre
3B/DH TEX
4 weeks ago

Beltre (calf) is still unsure if he'll be ready to play for the Dominican Republic in the first round of the WBC, Jeff Wilson of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports.

EDGE Analysis

The 38-year-old is dealing with a grade 1 calf strain, and has been bothered by calf issues in the past, but he's noted his desire to play in the WBC because it will likely be his last opportunity. Beltre said his calf has improved, but hasn't run on it hard enough to know if he will be good enough to play by Mar. 9. With his age and previous calf issues, it's a situation to monitor. Even if he is unable to play in the first round of the tournament, he could still be available if the Dominican Republic make it out of their group.

Adrian Beltre
3B/DH TEX
1 month ago

Beltre (calf) will start jogging Friday, TR Sullivan of MLB.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

The veteran is still aiming to start for the Dominican Republic in the World Baseball Classic, so he's trying ramp up activities a bit despite an injury that's dogged him in numerous springs. Heading into his age-38 season, Beltre carries a steady track record but more risk to miss time due to his age. His performance in rehab and the World Baseball Classic, if he makes it there, must be monitored heading into fantasy drafts.

Adrian Beltre
3B/DH TEX
1 month ago

Beltre (calf) says he is still hoping to play in the first round of the World Baseball Classic, Jeff Wilson of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports.

EDGE Analysis

The news is contrary to a Rangers press release which said Beltre would sit out for the first round. The slugger has a Grade 1 calf strain, but remains adamant that he could still be ready to play by March 9, the Dominican Republic's first game of the tournament. Beltre has dealt with calf issues in the past, so monitor the injury closely going forward.