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Adrian Beltre | Third Baseman

Team: Texas Rangers
Age / DOB:  (36) / 4/7/1979
Ht / Wt:  5'11" / 220
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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Adrian Beltre went 3-for-4 with a two-run homer Friday against the Giants.
Beltre's two-run shot off Madison Bumgarner gave the Rangers the lead in the bottom of the first inning and they never looked back. It was just his second home run in 32 games since returning from his thumb injury. He recently admitted that he's not getting better, so expectations should be tempered for him the rest of the way. Aug 1 - 12:52 AM

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Adrian Beltre admitted Monday that the rest over the All-Star break didn't help his ailing left thumb.

The third baseman even conceded that he wasn't sure if he was doing the right thing in trying to play through the injury. Beltre returned early from the disabled list four weeks ago and has batted just .250/.273/.345 with one homer over 21 games since then. It appears that he's either going to have to keep playing hurt or go back to the DL. Obviously, neither scenario bodes well for his fantasy prospects.
Jul 20 - 6:00 PM

Adrian Beltre connected for a solo home run in Friday's win over the Padres.

Prince Fielder and Beltre went back-to-back against Ian Kennedy in the fourth inning. It was Beltre's sixth home run of the season and his first since way back on May 25, ending a 21-game draught. His thumb injury has undoubtedly impacted his production.
Jul 11 - 12:12 AM

Adrian Beltre finished 3-for-5 with a double and two runs scored as the Rangers pummeled the Orioles on Monday.

Beltre led off the fourth inning with a single and promptly scored on Mitch Moreland's home run. He singled again in the seventh and scored on Joey Gallo's three-run triple. The three-hit effort is the third baseman's first since May 6, but he missed over three weeks starting at the beginning of June due to a thumb injury. Beltre has some work to do to renovate his .255/.287/.391 batting line. He has homered six times and knocked in 20 runs.
Jun 29 - 10:29 PM

Rangers general manager Jon Daniels admitted that Adrian Beltre (thumb) is not 100 percent yet.

The club surprisingly activated Beltre from the disabled list on Tuesday, but the third baseman is still going to have to battle through some pain in his sprained left thumb. "It had improved last weekend in Chicago and he felt he had turned a corner," Daniels said. "It's going to hurt. It's not 100 percent. It's not totally pain-free. It's manageable and the medical staff says he won't hurt it by playing."
Jun 23 - 8:10 PM

Rangers activated 3B Adrian Beltre from the 15-day disabled list.

Well, that comes as a surprise. Just a couple days ago Beltre was unable to swing a bat still, but clearly he's made a dramatic recovery in a short amount of time. The third baseman wound up missing three weeks with a sprained left thumb. Joey Gallo is starting in left field with Beltre back in tow.
Jun 23 - 6:38 PM

Adrian Beltre (thumb) remains unable to swing a bat.

Beltre had the stitches removed from his left thumb earlier this week and is able to catch and throw, but gripping a bat is still an issue. "I’ve tried every day," Beltre said. "It’s not as close as I want it. I’m not happy, but what can I do, get a disposable thumb?" The Rangers had been hoping Beltre would be nearing a return at this point, but obviously he's not close.
Jun 19 - 11:17 AM

Adrian Beltre had the stitches removed from his left thumb on Sunday.

Beltre remains unable to grip a bat, though, as the recovery from his thumb injury is dragging along more slowly than expected. There's currently no timetable for his return.
Jun 14 - 12:58 PM

Adrian Beltre admitted Tuesday that his sprained left thumb is not healing as quickly as hoped.

Beltre had hoped to be ready for activation after two weeks, but that's not going to happen. He's already missed a week of action and it appears that not much progress has been made to this point. Joey Gallo will continue to hold down third base for the Rangers while Beltre is on the shelf.
Jun 9 - 7:05 PM

Rangers placed 3B Adrian Beltre on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to June 1, with a sprained left thumb.

Beltre suffered a lacerated and dislocated left thumb when he attempted to break up a double play during Sunday's game. He's expected to miss 2-3 weeks. Top prospect Joey Gallo is being called up from Double-A and will fill in at third base.
Jun 2 - 9:45 AM

Rangers general manager Jon Daniels said in a radio interview Monday that he expects Adrian Beltre (thumb) to be sidelined for 2-3 weeks.

Beltre suffered a lacerated and dislocated left thumb when he attempted to break up a double play during Sunday's game. He won't swing a bat for over a week but it sounds like the Rangers are optimistic that it will be a relatively short-term absence. Beltre will officially be placed on the disabled list Tuesday and be replaced on the roster by Joey Gallo.
Jun 1 - 5:44 PM

Adrian Beltre has been diagnosed with a dislocated left thumb.

An MRI showed no fractures, but it's going to be a while before he can swing a bat. Beltre will be placed on the disabled list before Tuesday's series opener against the White Sox. The veteran third baseman suffered the injury Sunday while trying to break up a double play.
Jun 1 - 3:20 PM

Adrian Beltre (thumb) will not swing a bat for at least the next 12 days.

That means that the veteran third baseman will be out longer than just two weeks. At this rate, don't expect Beltre to return to the Rangers lineup until sometime around the end of June.
May 31 - 7:25 PM

Adrian Beltre will miss at least the next two weeks after spraining his left thumb in Sunday's game against the Red Sox.

Beltre also sustained a laceration in his thumb that required four stitches. It's unclear how to Rangers plan to absorb his absence at third base, but Adam Rosales replaced him on Sunday and could wind up being the primary beneficiary.
May 31 - 5:47 PM

Adrian Beltre was forced to leave Sunday's game against the Red Sox after jamming his thumb while attempting to break up a double play at second base.

He is still being evaluated by the team to determine the extent and severity of the injury. Adam Rosales took his place at third base and would likely see increased action should Beltre be forced to miss a few games.
May 31 - 4:57 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Robinson Chirinos
2Carlos Corporan
3Chris Gimenez
1B1Mitch Moreland
2B1Rougned Odor
2Adam Rosales
3Jurickson Profar
SS1Elvis Andrus
3B1Adrian Beltre
LF1Josh Hamilton
2Ryan Rua
CF1Delino DeShields
2Leonys Martin
3Antoan Richardson
RF1Shin-Soo Choo
DH1Prince Fielder
2Kyle Blanks
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Derek Holland
2Yovani Gallardo
3Martin Perez
4Colby Lewis
5Nick Martinez
6Yu Darvish
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Shawn Tolleson
2Keone Kela
3Tanner Scheppers
4Jake Diekman
5Spencer Patton
6Sam Freeman
7Alex Claudio
8Sam Dyson
9Nick Tepesch
10Lisalverto Bonilla