Adrian Beltre not in today’s lineup against the White Sox


Martch 16, 2014, Surprise, Arizona. Adrian Beltre dealing with left quad issue Mandatory Credit: Rick Scuteri-USA TODAY Sports

Surprise, Arizona – Texas Rangers third baseman Adrian Beltre be out the lineup against the Chicago White Sox.  Beltre left during the San Francisco game on Thursday in the 4th inning due to soreness in high left quad.  Beltre said he felt fine moving side-to-side, but had a lot of discomfort moving forward.

Beltre didn’t play on Friday, but was already scheduled for a day off.  He did manage to get some batting practice in with the team before they left for the game against the Red.  Beltre also missed yesterday’s game against the Oakland Athletics and is currently as listed day-to-day.

“In the next couple days he’ll be back out there,” manager Ron Washington said. “It’s really mild. We just decided to take him out today.” (Star Telegram – Jeff Wilson)

With him being out today, simply means they are allow Beltre to get some extra rest and are not risking any additional injury.  Similar to Alex Rios and his issues with turf toe, if there was the regular season, he would be in the lineup.

Beltre is a player that will play with a little bit of pain and/or discomfort.  Expect him to be back at third base early this week.

Jamie Kelly