OAKLAND, CA - MAY 30: Carlos Beltran #36 of the New York Yankees bats during the game against the Oakland Athletics at O.co Coliseum on May 30, 2015 in Oakland, California. The Yankees defeated the Athletics 5-3. (Photo by Michael Zagaris/Oakland Athletics/Getty Images)
As the Yankee offense has gone cold the last three games only scoring three runs combined, the team has learned outfielder Carlos Beltran has sustained a ribcage injury. The switch-hitting right-fielder left Tuesday nights game early vs. the Los Angeles Angels. He felt a pinch on a swing during the game.
Carlos Beltran left the game with a ribcage injury. They’ll see how he is tomorrow before making a decision.
Beltran, 38, is in his second of his three year contract with the Yankees. This season, the 18 year pro is hitting .260 with seven long balls and 30 runs batted in. His first year in pinstripes was filled with injuries while this season he has been relatively healthy. He started the season in a slump at the plate but has since then recovered nicely and has added some pop to the Yankees lineup.
As Bryan Hoch of MLB.com states, the Yankees will wait until tomorrow before making a decision. According to Hoch, Beltran does not think he will need to make a trip to the disabled list.
Carlos Beltran said that he does not think the ribcage issue will require a DL stint.