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Adrian Beltre leaves game with left hamstring strain

Third baseman Adrian Beltre left tonight’s game with what the team says is a left hamstring strain

MLB: Seattle Mariners at Texas Rangers Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY Sports

Adrian Beltre injury: Texas Rangers third baseman Adrian Beltre left tonight’s game against the Oakland A’s in the bottom of the 8th inning with what John Blake says is a left hamstring strain. Beltre ripped a ball into the right center gap, but pulled up lame soon after leaving the box, hobbled to first, didn’t try for second, and immediately called for the trainer. He was replaced by Drew Robinson.

Beltre missed significant time in 2017 due to a left hamstring issue, and my initial thought in seeing how he reacted and had to be helped off is that he’s going to be on the shelf for four to six weeks. The Rangers are, of course, already missing starting second baseman Rougned Odor, who has a strained hamstring, and starting shortstop Elvis Andrus, who has a broken elbow.

In Beltre’s absence, I would assume that the Rangers will bring Ryan Rua up tomorrow, with Beltre going to the d.l. The Rangers could put Joey Gallo back at third base -- he started the season at first base, but has been playing left field primarily of late — or the Rangers could leave Gallo in left field and let Renato Nunez play third base for the time being.