Adrian Beltre will be sidelined for at least four weeks with a grain 2 hamstring strain, the Rangers announced.
Beltre was having a productive season with Texas, hitting .315/.393/.553 with 16 home runs and 66 RBIs over 80 games.
The four-time All-Star has proven to be a comparably expensive third base option, but he’s been able to produce this season. He is currently making $18 million.
If the Rangers fall out of contention, they could shut Beltre down for the remainder of the season.
Here’s the latest from around the American League West:
- The Angels appeared to be on the lookout for second base help, and Brandon Phillips adds a veteran to a position of need.
- Franklin Barreto is here as the Athletics went through their first wave of September additions.
- Leonys Martin plays baseball with a notable amount of emotion and will likely be missed in Seattle because of it.
- Houston didn’t stop at Justin Verlander, also landing Cameron Maybin from the Angels before the waiver trade deadline.
- Texas landed Miguel Gonzalez from the White Sox to improve their staff.