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Adrian Beltre to return from hamstring injury Thursday

Aug 31, 2011, 5:46 PM EDT

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Barring another last-minute setback with his hamstring injury Adrian Beltre is scheduled to come off the disabled list tomorrow, according to Jeff Wilson of the Fort Worth Star Telegram.

Beltre hasn’t played since mid-July, but was on the verge of returning on August 9 when he aggravated the injury while testing his hamstring running the bases.

He took some time off, restarted the rehab process, and has played two games at Triple-A without any problems.

Beltre, who’s in the first season of a five-year, $80 million contract, hit .276 with 20 homers and an .823 OPS in 100 games before the injury. Michael Young has been filling in for him at third base, but will move back into the designated hitter spot assuming Beltre isn’t limited defensively.

  1. mcchef - Aug 31, 2011 at 8:21 PM

    Any reason why the Rangers wouldn’t start Beltre off at DH for awhile to build his strength back up to the level needed to start in the field every day?

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