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Heyman: Adrian Beltre could miss a month with calf injury

Feb 26, 2011, 5:15 PM EDT

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Richard Durrett of ESPNDallas.com reported yesterday that Adrian Beltre was going to miss 10-14 days with a Grade 1 strain of his right calf, but Jon Heyman of SI.com hears that timetable is “a tad optimistic.

According to Heyman, Beltre could miss as much as a month with the injury. Durrett wrote yesterday that “the club does not expect this to hinder his ability to be ready for Opening Day,” but Heyman’s estimate would be cutting things pretty close. The Rangers are scheduled to kick off the season on Friday, April 1 against the Red Sox.

You might remember that Jimmy Rollins had consecutive month-long stints on the disabled list last season with a Grade 2 strain of his right calf. No two players are the same, of course, but the Rangers may give Beltre extra time so that he doesn’t immediately aggravate the injury.

  1. BC - Feb 26, 2011 at 5:22 PM

    Ironic. That’s how Boston ended up with him in the first place. He was an injury machine in 2009.

  2. xmatt0926x - Feb 26, 2011 at 6:23 PM

    The last paragraph stole my thunder. Rollins was who I thought of right away. it cost him all but about 80 games last year. Its one of those injuries that just keeps nagging and nagging.

    • henryd3rd - Feb 26, 2011 at 9:33 PM

      There is one difference between Rollins and Beltre. Rollins never had a history of injuries where as Beltre seems to stay hurt and refuses to play hurt. Good Luck Ryan with that dude.

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