Texas Rangers third baseman Adrian Beltre left tonight’s game after the eighth inning with what appeared to be a calf or hamstring issue suffered when he was scoring on a Robinson Chirinos single, Beltre was replaced in the top of the inning by Jurickson Profar.
This is just the latest episode in an ongoing series of leg muscle issues that has limited Beltre the last couple of years. Beltre has done an admirable job of managing the issue, despite several trips to the d.l. the past few seasons, but it remains to be seen how serious this episode is.
The Rangers could, with an off day Wednesday, put off making a decision on whether to put Beltre in the disabled list until Thursday, although that leaves them in the meantime with just Isiah Kiner-Falefa as a reserve infielder. Drew Robinson would likely come back up if Beltre is d.l. bound.
Nomar Mazara appears likely to be activated from the disabled list on Thursday, but he wouldn’t be likely to replace Beltre, as it would leave the Rangers with too many outfielders and a lack of infield depth.
UPDATE — Per the beat guys, Banister says Beltre aggravated his left hamstring, and will be re-evaluated tomorrow.