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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 could return to playing the outfield in a few weeks.
Beltran has been limited to the designated hitter spot since early June due to a bone spur in his right elbow, but he's been throwing for a while and is making progress. "I don't think it's too far off," Yankees manager Joe Girardi said. Jul 27 - 10:44 AM

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Carlos Beltran had a nice day at the dish in Saturday's loss to the Blue Jays, going 2-for-3 including a two-run homer.

Beltran's two-run bomb came off Casey Janssen in the ninth inning. He was also hit by a pitch in the ballgame and scored a pair of runs. The veteran outfielder is hitting a disappointing .227/.284/.428 with 12 homers and 34 RBI in his first season with the Yankees.
Jul 26 - 4:35 PM

Carlos Beltran played catch Monday as the Yankees plan to ease him back into outfield duty.

Beltran has been limited to the designated hitter spot since early June due to a bone spur in his right elbow. "He played catch yesterday. I think he’ll probably play two days in a row and then take a day off," manager Joe Girardi said Tuesday. "We’re trying to get him out there." Beltran has been heating up a bit at the plate with three multi-hit games in his last five tries and a pair of homers over his last nine contests.
Jul 23 - 10:06 AM

Carlos Beltran went 2-for-4 with a solo homer and two runs scored in Saturday's win over the Reds.

Beltran now has back-to-back multi-hit games since returning from the All-Star break and the 7-day concussion disabled list. He has three home runs over his last 10 games dating back to late June, which is a good sign for the condition of his elbow.
Jul 19 - 4:10 PM

Yankees activated OF/DH Carlos Beltran from the 7-day concussion disabled list.

Beltran suffered multiple facial fractures (and a concussion) when he was struck in the face with a ball during batting practice, but he wound up missing the minimum amount of time. He's in the designated hitter spot and batting sixth for the Yankees Friday.
Jul 18 - 3:31 PM

Yankees placed DH Carlos Beltran on the 7-day concussion disabled list.

Beltran suffered multiple facial fractures (and a concussion) when he was struck in the face by a tipped batting practice ball on Wednesday night. He reported feeling better a few hours after the injury and will aim to return to the Yankees right after the All-Star break.
Jul 10 - 3:48 PM

Carlos Beltran was diagnosed with two small facial fractures after Wednesday's batting practice mishap.

Beltran had to be scratched from the Yankees' starting lineup on Wednesday night after a ball that he hit ricocheted off the protective "L" screen and struck him in the face. "You don't expect that to happen when you're practicing," the veteran said late Wednesday. "I had a headache for the whole day. Now it's getting better. Hopefully tomorrow it will get better and I could be back soon."
Jul 10 - 12:19 PM

Carlos Beltran was scratched from the Yankees' starting lineup Wednesday with an eye injury.

Derek Jeter will step in and serve as the Yankees' designated hitter against the Indians. Beltran had been dealing with some swelling in the back of his right knee for much of this week, but he's out Wednesday because he suffered a bruise near his eye when a batting practice ball ricocheted off the screen and struck him.
Jul 9 - 5:30 PM

Carlos Beltran (knee) is out of the Yankees' lineup again Tuesday.

Beltran is currently dealing with some swelling in the back of his right knee, but he doesn't think it will be a long-term concern. He could be available to pitch-hit. Mark Teixeira will serve as the DH on Tuesday while Zelous Wheeler plays first base and Kelly Johnson starts at third.

Carlos Beltran is out of Monday's lineup due to swelling in his right knee.

The hits keep on coming for Beltran. We should know more on his status after he is seen by a doctor on Monday, but it's a concern given his history of knee problems.
Jul 7 - 5:00 PM

Carlos Beltran belted a three-run home run in the fifth inning, his only hit in four at-bats, as the Yankees defeated the Twins on Thursday.

Beltran is having his worst offensive season since the turn of the millennium, so the fifth-inning blast was a welcome sight for the Yankees, who won by a three-run margin. Beltran is slashing a meager .222/.277/.416 with nine home runs and 27 RBI.
Jul 3 - 10:48 PM

Carlos Beltran had a nice night at the dish in Sunday's loss to the Red Sox, going 3-for-4 with a double and a solo home run.

Beltran's solo blast came as part of back-to-back homers with Mark Teixeira off opposing starter John Lackey in the fourth inning. The three-hit attack raises Beltran's season slash to a disappointing .220/.276/.415 to go along with eight long balls and 24 RBI.
Jun 30 - 12:13 AM

Carlos Beltran admitted Saturday that his right elbow has periodically stiffened up on him since his return from the disabled list on June 5.

"The elbow issue is there, we cannot erase that. But I still have to find a way to just go out and do my job, even with the situation that I have," Beltran said. "I get my days when it’s good and I get some other days when it’s tight or sore, but it’s nothing that I cannot tolerate.... It’s just right now, things are not going well." Beltran is 2-for-25 since hitting a walk-off home run on June 20. The elbow has limited him to DH duty and it's unclear when or if he'll be able to play the outfield again this year.
Jun 29 - 11:15 AM

Carlos Beltran will remain limited to designated hitter duty after feeling some tightness in his right forearm while throwing over the weekend.

The Yankees had been hoping to ease Beltran back into outfield duty, but that's on hold. The good news is that he'll remain in the lineup as the DH. "He's not throwing," Girardi said. "It kind of bothered him in a different place. A little bit, not a lot, but we just kind of shut it down."
Jun 24 - 9:24 PM

Carlos Beltran will test out his elbow by throwing from the outfield to bases on Sunday.

It's the last step before the Yankees establish a plan for Beltran's return to outfield. The veteran has been limited to designated hitter duty since returning from the disabled list, but he's made progress with his elbow and it sounds like he'll be back in the outfield before long.
Jun 22 - 11:36 AM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Brian McCann
2Francisco Cervelli
1B1Mark Teixeira
2B1Stephen Drew
SS1Derek Jeter
2Brendan Ryan
3B1Chase Headley
2Zelous Wheeler
3Alex Rodriguez
LF1Brett Gardner
2Zoilo Almonte
CF1Jacoby Ellsbury
RF1Martin Prado
2Ichiro Suzuki
DH1Carlos Beltran
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Masahiro Tanaka
2Hiroki Kuroda
3Michael Pineda
4David Phelps
5Brandon McCarthy
6Shane Greene
7Chris Capuano
8CC Sabathia
9Ivan Nova
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1David Robertson
2Dellin Betances
3Shawn Kelley
4Matt Thornton
5Adam Warren
6David Huff
7Chase Whitley