It doesn't seem like anything major, but the Texas Rangers could be without their prized free-agent acquisition, third baseman Adrian Beltre, for a couple weeks. It seems Beltre is suffering for a Grade 1 strain of the right calf muscle.
"Beltre underwent an MRI on Thursday," wrote MLB.com writer T.R. Sullivan Friday. "The exam showed no tear of the muscle or internal bleeding, only over-stretching of the muscle fiber. Grade 1 is considered a mild strain, but the Rangers, as they do with all Spring Training injuries, will be cautious in their approach."
More about Beltre's injury after the jump...Sullivan's report says that Beltre injured his calf while working out at his home in Lose Angeles. Despite the injury, it probably will not keep him out of the Opening Day lineup.
"We want to make sure that his calf is gone," manager Ron Washington told the Fort Worth Star Telegram's Jeff Wilson Thursday. "April 1 is the time we want him on the field."