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Carlos Beltran | Designated Hitter

Team: New York Yankees
Age / DOB:  (37) / 4/24/1977
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 215
Bats / Throws: Switch / Right
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Carlos Beltran returned to action on Sunday September 14.
Sep 15 - 4:13 AM

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Carlos Beltran (elbow) felt good after taking batting practice on Sunday and could rejoin the Yankees lineup on Monday.

Beltran wants to play through the pain of bone spurs the final two weeks before undergoing off-season surgery. It's difficult to know what to expect from the veteran outfielder the rest of the way.
Sep 14 - 8:43 PM

Carlos Beltran (elbow) wants to play again this season.

Beltran needs surgery to remove a bone spur from his right elbow, but he wants to wait until the offseason to have the procedure and plans to play through some pain in the final two weeks. "He said he felt better yesterday and took some swings," Yankees manager Joe Girardi said Saturday. Beltran sports a disappointing .236/.305/.409 batting line with 15 homers and 49 RBI this season.
Sep 14 - 9:37 AM

Carlos Beltran (elbow) remains out of the Yankees starting lineup on Saturday.

Beltran was scratched from Wednesday's lineup with soreness in his elbow and has yet to return. At this point in the season, the Yankees may end up just playing things cautiously and shutting him down for the season to risk further injury.
Sep 13 - 11:09 AM

Carlos Beltran (elbow) is not in Thursday's lineup against the Rays.

Beltran was scratched from Wednesday's lineup due to elbow soreness and will now miss his second straight start. It's probably just a matter of time before he's shut down for the year.
Sep 11 - 4:03 PM

Carlos Beltran won't receive a fourth cortisone shot this season for his ailing right elbow.

Beltran has had three shots over the course of the season in hopes of gutting it out, but if he's still unable to play after a few days the 37-year-old will likely shut it down instead of getting another shot. Either way, Beltran is expected to undergo surgery to remove bone spurs from the elbow immediately after the season ends.
Sep 10 - 10:56 PM

Carlos Beltran was scratched from the Yankees' starting lineup Wednesday due to elbow soreness.

Beltran is expected to undergo surgery as soon as the season ends to remove painful bone spurs from his right elbow. He will probably be shut down for good as soon as the Yankees are eliminated from contention. They're currently 5 1/2 games back of the second American League Wild Card spot.
Sep 10 - 5:36 PM

Carlos Beltran is likely to undergo surgery on his injured right elbow as soon as the season is over.

Bone spurs have caused Beltran discomfort for much of the 2014 season and he's batting just .239/.305/.416 in the first year of a three-year, $45 million deal. The hope is that he'll be ready for the start of spring training in 2015. He'll turn 38 years old next April.
Sep 4 - 12:01 PM

Carlos Beltran went 2-for-4 with a solo home run as the Yankees defeated the White Sox on Saturday.

Beltran homered in the sixth inning off of Scott Carroll, extending the Yankees' lead to 4-2. The veteran has been battling elbow soreness lately and entered Saturday's contest in a 2-for-28 slump. Beltran owns a .233/.291/.416 slash line with 15 home runs and 46 RBI.
Aug 23 - 4:16 PM

Carlos Beltran is back in the Yankees lineup as a designated hitter Saturday against the White Sox.

Beltran missed three days due to elbow soreness. He's currently in 1 2-for-28 slump, with no RBI in his last eight games.
Aug 23 - 10:31 AM

Yankees manager Joe Girardi said that he'll have a clearer picture on Carlos Beltran's (elbow) status Saturday.

They'll know at that point whether the cortisone injection Beltran received in his right elbow had the desired effect. If it didn't, Beltran could be placed on the disabled list. The 37-year-old has been limited to 90 games this season and will undergo surgery this offseason to remove a bone spur from his elbow.
Aug 22 - 10:03 AM

Carlos Beltran recently received a cortisone shot in his right elbow.

Beltran missed Wednesday's game after aggravating the elbow on Tuesday. Yankees manager Joe Girardi has already said Beltran won't play on Thursday after the injection. Injuries have limited the 37-year-old to 90 games this season, the first in a three-year, $45 million deal.
Aug 20 - 11:02 PM

Carlos Beltran is not in Wednesday's lineup after aggravating his right elbow injury on a swing Tuesday.

Beltran return to playing the outfield in the last week, but he was in the DH spot Tuesday and felt something in his elbow on a swing. The veteran will be examined by the doctor before it's determined how big of a setback it is, but Yankees manager Joe Girardi is hoping Beltran will only be out "just a day or two."
Aug 20 - 3:57 PM

Carlos Beltran will return to right field on Saturday, the first time that he's played the outfield since May 10.

A bone spur in his throwing elbow has limited Beltran to designated hitter duty since that date. Now that he's able to return to the outfield, the Yankees will have much more flexibility in their lineup with the ability to utilize the DH spot to rest other regulars.
Aug 16 - 12:53 PM

Yankees manager Joe Girardi said Monday that Carlos Beltran could return to playing right field "in the real near future."

Beltran has been limited to designated hitter duty since mid-May due to a bone spur in his right elbow. However, he's been working out in the outfield for a while now and is feeling much better. "He’s definitely feeling a lot better. It’s something that we’ll talk about pretty soon here," Girardi said.
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Aug 11 - 6:50 PM

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Batters
PosRoleName
C1Brian McCann
2Francisco Cervelli
3Austin Romine
4J.R. Murphy
1B1Mark Teixeira
2B1Stephen Drew
SS1Derek Jeter
2Brendan Ryan
3B1Chase Headley
2Zelous Wheeler
3Alex Rodriguez
LF1Brett Gardner
2Chris Young
3Antoan Richardson
CF1Jacoby Ellsbury
RF1Martin Prado
2Ichiro Suzuki
DH1Carlos Beltran
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Masahiro Tanaka
2Hiroki Kuroda
3Michael Pineda
4Brandon McCarthy
5Shane Greene
6Chris Capuano
7CC Sabathia
8Ivan Nova
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1David Robertson
2Dellin Betances
3Shawn Kelley
4Adam Warren
5David Huff
6Esmil Rogers
7Josh Outman
8Preston Claiborne
9Rich Hill
10Chaz Roe
11Bryan Mitchell
12Chase Whitley
13David Phelps