Carlos Beltran (hamstring) is absent from Wednesday's lineup versus the Rangers.
It's no surprise after Beltran was removed from Tuesday's game with a tight right hamstring. The Yankees are calling him day-to-day after an MRI came back clean, so a weekend return is possible if he shows enough progress. Aaron Hicks is starting in right field Wednesday while Alex Rodriguez serves as the DH.
Geovany Soto (knee) is scheduled to begin a minor league rehab assignment Thursday with Triple-A Salt Lake.
Soto had surgery in mid-May to repair a torn right meniscus and now he's ready to get back into game action. He should return before the All-Star break if all goes well.
Hanley Ramirez is considered day-to-day with an injury to his right side.
Ramirez tweaked something on a swing in the sixth inning on Wednesday against the Rays and was eventually pulled from the game. Hopefully it's not an oblique injury, but at least the Red Sox have an off day on Thursday. We should know more on Friday.
Rangers transferred OF Drew Stubbs from the 15-day disabled list to the 60-day disabled list.
The move clears a spot for the newly-claimed Eric Surkamp on the 40-man roster. Stubbs has been sidelined for a little over a month with a left toe sprain.
Rangers claimed LHP Eric Surkamp off waivers from the Athletics; optioned him to Triple-A Round Rock.
Surkamp was recently designated for assignment by the Athletics. He'll provide some left-handed depth for his new club.