Detroit, MI, USA; Texas Rangers manager Ron Washington (right) and the trainer check on third baseman Adrian Beltre (middle) after an apparent injury during the second inning against the Detroit Tigers at Comerica Park. Mandatory Credit: Rick Osentoski-US PRESSWIRE
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Like a few other Texas Rangers, Adrian Beltre is an outstanding player whose only real problem is staying on the field. Last season, Beltre missed several weeks with a strained left hamstring. Over the weekend, Beltre appeared to strain his left hamstring again, and so there was some concern that Beltre would be sidelined for a significant stretch.
Beltre pretty quickly denied that this new injury was serious. And now tests have revealed that the injury isn't even the injury people thought it was:
Beltre has mild inflammation in his left leg around his hamstring. MRI was normal. Will not play tonight.— Anthony Andro (@aandro) April 23, 2012
So Beltre doesn't have an injured hamstring. He has an injured almost-hamstring, and it isn't a big deal. He's not 100 percent, but he's nearly 100 percent and he'll be good to go again soon. There will always be worries about Beltre, since he's a critical and sometimes fragile player, but this time he and the Rangers have dodged a bullet (to the hamstring).