Sep 12, 2012; Arlington, TX, USA; Texas Rangers third baseman Adrian Beltre (29) hits a home run during the first inning against the Cleveland Indians at Rangers Ballpark. Mandatory Credit: Kevin Jairaj-US PRESSWIRE
Texas Rangers third baseman Adrian Beltre suffered a left shoulder sprain Wednesday night in the Rangers' game with the Cleveland Indians.
Texas Rangers third baseman Adrian Beltre suffered a left shoulder sprain Wednesday night in the Rangers' game with the Cleveland Indians. Beltre injured the shoulder during a diving stop on a ground ball hit by Indians designated hitter Russ Canzler in the second inning.
Before being forced out of the game, Beltre had already made his impact. The third baseman blasted a two-run home run to left-center field in the bottom of the first inning. The home run was Beltre's 32nd of the year and capped off a three-run first inning for Texas.
Beltre will have an MRI on his shoulder as a precaution, per Evan Grant of the Dallas Morning News, though results are not expected Wednesday night.
The fourteen-year veteran, who got his start in the league at the age of 19, is hitting .318 this season, his second-highest batting average in the last eight seasons. This season marks his second with the Texas Rangers.
The Rangers currently lead the Indians 5-2 in the fifth inning.