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AL West Notes: Adrian Beltre sidelined, Angels second base depth

Here’s the latest from around the American League West.

MLB: Texas Rangers at Houston Astros
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Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

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.