Texas Rangers third baseman Adrian Beltre, who is having a fine season and played in 99 of the Rangers' 100 games so far this season, may wind up missing some upcoming games after suffering a hamstring strain during Friday night's game against the Blue Jays, according to MLB.com:
"I just hope it's not as bad as I felt it was," Beltre said. "We're going to have an MRI tomorrow and find out exactly what it is."
Rangers third-base coach Dave Anderson was waving Beltre home, but about two-thirds of the way to third, Beltre eased up and grabbed his left leg.
"I felt a really hard grab," Beltre said. "I felt like I was going to tear my leg, but it didn't get to that point. But I feel bad."
There has been no official word on whether Beltre will have to go to the disabled list, but ESPN Dallas has a hint:
Chris Davis was removed from the game in Triple-A Round Rock shortly after the injury occurred and is ready to take Beltre's place. Young, who played third base the past two seasons before Beltre was signed, said he's ready to play third if needed. So manager Ron Washington has some options and must figure out how best to utilize them in Beltre's absence.
Beltre is hitting .272/.313/.500 and as of Saturday morning, his 76 RBI were second in the American League. Despite Michael Young's capability of playing third base, the loss of Beltre would be a blow to the first-place Rangers' offense.