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Carlos Beltran suffers right toe bruise on hit-by-pitch

Feb 28, 2013, 10:47 PM EDT

Carlos Beltran AP AP

Carlos Beltran made an early exit from today’s Grapefruit League game against the Marlins after he was hit on the right foot by a pitch from right-hander Jacob Turner in the first inning. While the veteran outfielder was diagnosed with a right toe bruise after X-rays ruled out a fracture, he told Jenifer Langosch of MLB.com that he was in a lot of pain.

“I tried not to think about it, and tried to run regular around the bases, but then it got sore,” Beltran said, before adding, “It’s painful. It’s painful.”

The injury comes just two days before Beltran is scheduled to join his native Puerto Rico for the upcoming World Baseball Classic. While he’s considered day-to-day right now, he didn’t rule out the possibility that it could affect his participation in the tournament.

Beltran, who turns 36 in April, batted .269/.346/.495 with 32 home runs, 97 RBI and an .842 OPS last season. He’s owed $13 million this season.

  1. Marty - Mar 1, 2013 at 12:25 AM

    First signing with the wrong NLCS contender and now this.

  2. ghostofjimlindeman - Mar 1, 2013 at 6:10 AM

    Cards brass might want to re-think that Tavares back to AAA Memphis plan they’ve been wanting.

    • okwhitefalcon - Mar 1, 2013 at 3:26 PM

      A more likely scenario “right now” if Beltran can’t “toe the line” come opening day would be Craig to RF, Matt Adams at 1B I’d suspect.

  3. dan1111 - Mar 1, 2013 at 8:25 AM

    Time to call a toe truck.

    • dan1111 - Mar 1, 2013 at 10:15 AM

      I can’t believe anyone gave this a thumbs up. It doesn’t even work in print!

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