Friday night in the fifth inning, Texas Rangers third baseman Adrian Beltre pulled up lame while running from first base to third, with an apparent hamstring injury, and exited the game. Of course everyone hoped the injury wasn't serious, but it was serious enough that Beltre's been placed on the Disabled List, with Chris Davis being called up from Triple-A Round Rock.
Since exploding upon his arrival in the majors in 2008, Davis has struggled terribly to make contact while playing for the Rangers, while continuing to thrive in the minors. This season with Round Rock, Davis has 24 home runs in 48 games; basically he's been the Barry Bonds of the Pacific Coast League, except with many more strikeouts and many fewer walks (so maybe the comparison isn't so hot).
Davis can play first base and third base, and has seen some action this season in left field, too. Considering his success with Round Rock, Davis figures to get some action against right-handed pitching, but at least some of the action at third base will probably go to All-Star Michael Young, who's started only four games there this season.
Beltre's been having a fine season and he'll be missed, but a short DL stint shouldn't be a real problem for the Rangers unless the Angels get hot.