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Carlos Beltran could play in NLCS Game 4 on Thursday despite suffering left knee injury

Oct 17, 2012, 10:30 PM EDT

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Refreshing news here for anxious Cardinals fans.

According to FOX Sports’ Ken Rosenthal, the knee injury that Carlos Beltran suffered in first inning of Wednesday’s NLCS Game 3 is “not serious” and the veteran outfielder “could play tomorrow.”

Beltran was initially diagnosed with a left knee strain, but it sounds more like he’s merely dealing with a bit of general discomfort. He was replaced in the game by Matt Carpenter, who homered in the third inning.

Beltran, 35, is batting .400/.486/.867 with three home runs through nine games this postseason.

  1. stlouis1baseball - Oct 17, 2012 at 11:11 PM

    Welcome news. Jeesh! Scare a brother.

  2. dickclydesdale - Oct 17, 2012 at 11:13 PM

    BELTRAZ is Mr. October!

  3. unlost1 - Oct 18, 2012 at 11:58 AM

    outfield or 1B?

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