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Yankees place Carlos Beltran on the disabled list

May 15, 2014, 4:24 PM EDT

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Yankees outfielder Carlos Beltran is headed to the disabled list with a bone spur in his right elbow.

Beltran hyperextended his elbow while taking swings during Monday’s game and an MRI exam revealed the bone spur. He took a cortisone shot in an effort to avoid the disabled list, but the Yankees ultimately decided to shut down the 37-year-old.

Beltran was off to a slow start in the first season of a three-year, $45 million contract, hitting just .234 with five homers and a .715 OPS in 33 games. He’s said that surgery may be needed eventually, but he’ll try to hold off on that until the offseason.

Ichiro Suzuki figures to pick up the most playing in Beltran’s absence, assuming of course that the 40-year-old Ichiro can avoid more issues with his sore back and knee. It’s hard out there for old outfielders in New York.

  1. johnnysoda - May 15, 2014 at 4:28 PM

    (flips over table)

  2. theebbandflow - May 15, 2014 at 4:30 PM

    Looks like 5-Hour Energy isn’t all it’s cracked up to be..

  3. anxovies - May 15, 2014 at 4:40 PM

    Might be seeing Zoilo Almonte out there. I didn’t really need to mention that, I just enjoy writing and saying “Zoilo.”

  4. mikhelb - May 15, 2014 at 4:44 PM

    Time to promote the “youngsters”, Zoilo was already in NY.

  5. proudlycanadian - May 15, 2014 at 4:49 PM

    “Gloom, despair and agony”, I tell you.

    • mazblast - May 16, 2014 at 12:58 AM

      Deep, dark depression, excessive misery

  6. sabathiawouldbegoodattheeighthtoo - May 15, 2014 at 5:14 PM

    Zoilo, Soriano and the ghost of Ichiro should fill in capably, assuming Ichiro’s back is better. Damn these guys are old.

    • TheMorningStar - May 15, 2014 at 6:17 PM

      Johnny Damon still wants to play…

      • mazblast - May 16, 2014 at 12:59 AM

        So do I. That doesn’t mean it should or will happen.

      • TheMorningStar - May 16, 2014 at 9:34 AM

        True, but I highly doubt you ever played.

  7. paperlions - May 15, 2014 at 5:30 PM

    You mean, signing a 37 year old that has been showing signs of decline at the plate and that was already horrible in the field to a 3-year $45M deal isn’t working out so far? I’m shocked.

    • TheMorningStar - May 15, 2014 at 6:20 PM

      Remember, its not ‘Teflon’ Cashman’s fault…ownership must have ordered him to sign Beltran to that silly contract.

      Cashman can do no wrong, ha ha.

  8. musketmaniac - May 15, 2014 at 5:43 PM

    A Mets victory and its 20/20×2 for N.Y. teams

  9. tbutler704 - May 15, 2014 at 6:07 PM

    They are retarded as hell paying near 40 yr old players multi year contracts.

  10. yahmule - May 15, 2014 at 7:29 PM

    When we people realize this only worked for George Allen?

  11. disgracedfury - May 15, 2014 at 8:04 PM

    He did the same thing as in the wolrd series he got hurt after hitting the fence He was hitting good until he got hurt in Tampa when he went over the fence.He needs to be a Dh as he still a great hitter.

  12. bronxbomber213 - May 15, 2014 at 9:10 PM

    Just have the surgury and be done with it….Everyone in America saw this coming Except the Yankees!!! You wonder if anyone offered an argument when committing to this dude. But why would they change now I guess!

  13. pisano - May 15, 2014 at 11:19 PM

    He really hasn’t been very good so far, so I don’t think he’ll be missed all that much.

    • mazblast - May 16, 2014 at 1:42 AM

      It all depends on what his replacement(s) do.

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