Beltran still dealing with lingering forearm soreness from throwing program

Game 83: End of the Homestand
Swept: Yanks drop fifth straight, fall 6-3 to Rays

Carlos Beltran is still dealing with lingering soreness in his forearm after it forced him to shut down his throwing program last week, according to Zach Braziller. “It is frustrating,” said Beltran, “not being able to be in the field and having to deal with this and now the forearm, it takes [a lot] mentally, for me to come to the ballpark, get treatment, go to the [training room], whole routine I need to do to get ready for the game. I need to find a way to not think about it and just focus on what I need to focus on. Go out and compete and fight.”

Beltran, 37, went 3-for-4 with a double and a homer on Sunday, but is still hitting only .216/.274/.404 (81 wRC+) in 234 plate appearances this year. Coincidence or not, he’s been especially unproductive since flipping over the wall in Tampa back in mid-April. A bone spur in his elbow forced Beltran to miss about four weeks and has relegated him to full-time DH duty. At this point, getting him back into the outfield is a secondary concern. The Yankees need Beltran to start producing at the plate. Getting him (and Brian McCann) on track would have more of an impact than any trade deadline pickup, though the season is halfway complete and we still haven’t seen many signs of life.

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Game 83: End of the Homestand
Swept: Yanks drop fifth straight, fall 6-3 to Rays
  • http://www.twitter.com/_swarlesbarkley Mark Teixeira – Ghostbuster (formerly Drew) RIP Egon

    He should have just had the surgery and came back 100%.

    • Sweet Dick Willie

      I agree. He’s basically worthless now, so why not have the surgery?

  • EndlessJose

    He isn’t healthy and was hitting before going over that fence so get the surgery.Also if we make the postseason we need him to hit in the postseason which he is the best at(even better than Jeter).

  • Farewell Mo

    Great move by Cashman signing a 37 year old to a 3 year deal.

    Just what the Yankees need, more dead weight being paid big money. They could have had Jose Abreu for $3 million less AAV and he’s 10 years younger.

  • Jon G

    Cashman’s job in trouble here? Granted our stars have been aging, but his roster moves over the past few years have not worked out particularly well… Maybe time for a fresh approach to team building? Or is this realistically to be expected during these “in between years” as we bridge from the Jeter/Rivera era core to hopefully a new good group of Tanaka, Betances, Severino, Judge and others TBD (some prospects ala Bernie and Posada and some pieces brought in via trade ala Tino and Oneil)..?