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Adrian Beltre out 2-3 weeks with hamstring strain

Adrian Beltre will miss another few weeks with another Grade 1 hamstring strain Texas Rangers third baseman Adrian Beltre has been diagnosed with a grade 1 hamstring strain to his left hamstring. This is the same injury that landed him on the disabled list three weeks ago, and it is expected to need a 2-3 week recovery time. Beltre has been placed on the disabled list, with Hanser Alberto being called up to take his place. The 39 year old Beltre has been battling leg issues for seemingly his entire time in Texas, though its sidelined him more often over the past two seasons. The beat...

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Here's why it's time for Rangers' Adrian Beltre to transition into a part-time third baseman

SEATTLE - There comes a time in every baseball Hall of Famer’s career - call it the gloaming, if you wish - when the player inevitably passes from stalwart starter to part-time player.The time has come for Adrian Beltre.On Tuesday, in a laundry room in the visitors’ clubhouse with the hum of towels tumble-drying in the background, Beltre all but acknowledged that. Earlier in the afternoon, he had been placed on the disabled list for the second time in the five weeks since he turned 39. He’s strained his hamstring twice this year, making it three hamstring strains in the last nine...

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Joey Gallo on playing 3B: “I hate it”

Joey Gallo has some strong negative feelings about playing third base Joey Gallo moving back to third base from left field and first base — the positions he has been playing -- has been a topic of much discussion among fans, as the Texas Rangers look to best allocate their players in the lineup, especially with Adrian Beltre landing back on the disabled list, and likely being limited to only part time duty on the field going forward. Gallo moving to third base would potentially allow the Rangers to call up Willie Calhoun to play left field without having to send Ronald Guzman back down...

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Rangers officially place Adrian Beltre on DL; purchase contract of Hanser Alberto

The decline of venerable Texas Rangers third baseman Adrian Beltre continued Tuesday with a second trip to the disabled list in three weeks because of a balky left hamstring.The team also purchased the contract of Hanser Alberto from Triple-A Round Rock to take Beltre's place on the roster. Beltre, 39, originally strained the hamstring April 24. He aggravated the injury trying to make a defensive play Sunday at Houston.This is Beltre's fourth stay on the DL since opening day 2017. He missed the start of last season because of right calf tightness, and the left hamstring caused the past three...

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Rangers hold off decision on Beltre

The Texas Rangers will hold off a decision on third baseman Adrian Beltre's roster status until he undergoes an evaluation on Tuesday in Seattle.Beltre took himself out of Sunday's game at Houston during the seventh inning because of discomfort in the left hamstring after a play in the field. He returned from the disabled list last Tuesday after missing 12 games because of a strain in the hamstring.Beltre, 39, used an off-day on Monday for rest and treatment. Beltre has been on the DL for 74 of the club's last 204 games."I don't think anybody wants to be hurt, especially when you want to be...

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Adrian Beltre aggravates hamstring injury, forced out of game

HOUSTON -- Adrian Beltre could be headed to the disabled list for the second time this season because of renewed soreness in the left hamstring.Beltre aggravated the injury during a 6-1 loss to Houston on Sunday at Minute Maid Park. Beltre felt discomfort in the hamstring as he turned in an attempt to tag Houston's Yuli Gurriel going into third on a grounder during the seventh inning.Beltre tested the leg by squatting during a pitching change. When the grabbing sensation persisted, he walked off the field."Disappointed, obviously," Beltre said. "But nothing I can do now. ... I'm not happy...

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Jon Daniels on how the return of Rougned Odor will impact the Rangers' roster

Rangers general manager Jon Daniels recently joined The Ben and Skin Show on 105.3-FM The Fan to talk about the team's injury situation. Here are some highlights:When Rougned Odor comes back, have you figured out exactly how that's going to impact the rest of your roster?Jon Daniels: We're still talking through it. [Rougned] will get the opportunity there to play at second. I think we've got between Adrian Beltre and Rougned we'll be making two moves and sending two guys down. With Kiner-Falefa, I think the discussion is he's a guy we like. He can play a number of positions at a high level....

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Wednesday morning Rangers things

Wednesday morning Rangers news and links Good morning, folks... The Texas Rangers lost to the Detroit Tigers by a score of 7-4 yesterday. Levi Weaver’s game story marvels at the return of Adrian Beltre. Evan Grant’s game story also has a Beltre-centric focus. Stefan Stevenson has his game story as well as his Ranger Reaction. Adrian Beltre was, of course, activated from the disabled list yesterday, two weeks after going on the disabled list. Delino DeShields is currently leading the Statcast Sprint Speed leaderboard. Kyle Cody, one of the Rangers’ top pitching prospects who has been...

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Texas Rangers Wednesday lineup: Choo sits, Beltre DHs

The Rangers have a righty-heavy lineup with Adrian Beltre at DH for today’s matinee game against Detroit The Texas Rangers look to take the series against the Detroit Tigers today and head into tomorrow’s off day with a win, and Jeff Banister is featuring a lineup heavy on righthanded hitters that also have Adrian Beltre, newly off the disabled list, manning the DH spot. The lineup: DeShields — CF Kiner-Falefa -- 2B Mazara -- RF Beltre -- DH Gallo -- 1B Profar — SS Chirinos -- C Nunez -- 3B Rua — LF Bartolo Colon is on the mound for Texas, with lefty Francisco Liriano going for...

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Beltre returns with 3 hits, but Rangers fall to Tigers 7-4

ARLINGTON, Texas — Adrian Beltre had a couple of hits the night he strained his left hamstring and three more upon his return two weeks later.The Texas Rangers just aren't converting their 39-year-old star's production into victories.Victor Martinez and Jeimer Candelario homered in the first inning, Jose Iglesias added another long ball in the second and the Detroit Tigers held off the Rangers 7-4 Tuesday night.Beltre's injury-interrupted hitting streak is at five games, and the Rangers have lost four of them. Texas (14-24) trails badly in last place in the AL West."We have a lot of...

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Rougned Odor inches closer to return from hamstring injury with rehab game at Round Rock

ARLINGTON - The hamstring report for Tuesday: Adrian Beltre is back; Rougned Odor is closer.Beltre returned to the Rangers lineup with three hits Tuesday after missing two weeks with a hamstring strain. Meanwhile, at Triple-A Round Rock, Rougned Odor went 1 for 4 in his third rehab game, but his first at Triple-A.Odor injured the hamstring exactly one month ago. He was already battling some soreness there when he felt it pull while trying to scamper back to first base. Odor is 2 for 9 with a walk and two strikeouts in his three rehab games.

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Adrian Beltre activated, hitting cleanup

The Rangers have activated Adrian Beltre from the disabled list, and he’s hitting cleanup tonight Adrian Beltre is back, baby! Texas Rangers third baseman Adrian Beltre has been activated from the disabled list, the team announced today. As expected, to make room for him on the active roster, the team has optioned Eliezer Alvarez to AA Frisco. The lineup: DeShields — CF Choo -- DH Mazara — RF Beltre — 3B Gallo -- LF Profar — SS Kiner-Falefa -- 2B Guzman -- 1B Perez -- C Mike Minor pitches for Texas.

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Adrian Beltre, Rougned Odor could both be back in Rangers' lineup this weekend

ARLINGTON -- Infielders Adrian Beltre and Rougned Odor, on the disabled list because of strained left hamstrings, went through full workouts that included batting practice and fielding drills at Globe Life Park.Odor will continue his injury-rehabilitation assignment on Tuesday with Triple-A Round Rock. He could return to the active roster during the weekend series at Houston.Beltre, as is his preference, will not play in the minors before being activated. Beltre also could be available against Houston.Briefly: The Rangers obtained right-hander Emmanuel Clase from San Diego, completing the...

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Adrian Beltre return could be imminent

Texas Rangers third baseman Adrian Beltre could be activated during the series against the Tigers starting Monday Texas Rangers rumors: Adrian Beltre, the Rangers third baseman currently on the disabled list, could be activated during the Rangers’ series against the Detroit Tigers scheduled for Monday through Wednesday, May 7 through May 9, according to Jeff Wilson. Beltre was running on the field after today’s game, and Wilson says he is planning on running the bases tomorrow. That would be a quicker that expected return for Beltre, who went on the disabled list less than two weeks...

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Texas Rangers Monday lineup: No Odor or Beltre

Based on the Rangers lineup for Monday, neither Rougned Odor nor Adrian Beltre are being activated today The Texas Rangers start a three game set at home against the Detroit Tigers today, and while there are indications that Rougned Odor and Adrian Beltre could be activated from the disabled list at some point during this series, neither is in the starting lineup today, so it appears they won’t be active today. The lineup: DeShields -- CF Choo -- DH Profar — SS Mazara — RF Gallo — LF Kiner-Falefa -- 3B Guzman -- 1B Chirinos — C Robinson -- 2B Matt Moore is on the mound, going up...

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Thoughts on a 6-1 Rangers loss

Red Sox 6, Rangers 1 Red Sox 6, Rangers 1 Chris Sale is one of the best pitchers in baseball. He’s also lefthanded. The Rangers’ offense is not good right now, and the guys who do hit well are generally lefthanded hitters. Their two best righty bats, Adrian Beltre and Elvis Andrus, are both on the disabled list. Given that, this seemed like a game the Rangers would be expected to lose. And hey, they did lose! Doug Fister got the start, and seemed like he was in line to register a quality start, as he had allowed two runs through five innings, and then struck out Xander Bogaerts...

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Rangers notebook: Nomar Mazara knows his cleanup duties will end when Adrian Beltre returns

Nomar Mazara made his ninth consecutive start at cleanup in place of the injured Adrian Beltre.Mazara's production has helped the Rangers weather the loss of Beltre, on the disabled list because of a strained left hamstring. Mazara began play at 11 for 35 with three homers and 13 RBIs in the previous eight games.Mazara, respectful of his elders, does not expect to remain as the No. 4 hitter."When he comes back, that's going to be his spot again,'' Mazara said. "I don't care where I'm hitting. I'll hit in the three hole, ninth. They're going to pitch me the same, and I'm going to stick to my...

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Rangers' Beltre, Odor show progress from hamstring injuries by working out before Thursday's game

ARLINGTON - Ailing Rangers infielders Adrian Beltre and Rougned Odor took a step toward coming off the disabled list by going through a full pregame workout on Thursday.Both players lightly jogged, fielded grounders and took batting practice on the main field. Both are recovering from strained left hamstrings.Odor, out since April 10, is far enough along in the rehabilitation process that he could begin a minor league injury-rehabilitation assignment this week, manager Jeff Banister said.Beltre, who has not played since April 24, will need more time before returning to play.“From talking to...

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With roster decimated by injuries, Rangers GM Jon Daniels is talking about 'long-term benefits'

CLEVELAND - Literally backed into a corner Tuesday, Rangers general manager Jon Daniels sounded like a man looking to the future rather than spending too much time salvaging 2018.At this point, the only thing he could be accused of is being realistic.The Rangers began the second month of the season Tuesday at 11-19 and on a 100-loss pace. They have lost Adrian Beltre, Elvis Andrus, Rougned Odor and Martin Perez to significant injuries. They were already nine games out in the AL West and eight games out of a wild card race that hasn't even begun yet.In discussing the first month of the season,...