Rangers’ Adrian Beltre placed on 15-day disabled list
The Associated Press
Adrian Beltre is getting some extra time to recover from a strained left quad after the Texas Rangers put their third baseman on the 15-day disabled list Sunday.
The move came just before the series finale against Houston, when newly acquired right-hander Hector Noesi was added to the Rangers roster.
Beltre hasn’t played since coming out of Tuesday’s game at Boston. His DL move is retroactive to Wednesday, and he could be eligible to come off the DL as early as April 24, a day off for Texas.
General manager Jon Daniels had said this weekend that the team was going to be cautious with the 35-year-old Beltre to make sure the quad didn’t become a lingering problem.
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• Derek Jeter was out of the Yankees’ lineup for the second consecutive game Sunday after feeling tightness in his right quadriceps. New York is off Monday before hosting the Chicago Cubs on Tuesday night.
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