Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Yankees RF Beltran not yet ready to undergo surgery

Don't panic yet, Yankees fans.

According to Mark Feinsand of the New York Daily News, Bombers Right Fielder Carlos Beltran, currently on the DL with a bone spur in his elbow, will attempt to play through the pain when his 15-Day stint ends.

Beltran, who's hit .234/.286/.430 with 5 home runs and 15 RBI so far this season, visited Dr. James Andrews earlier today, with the bone spur diagnosis unsurprisingly being confirmed. 

Despite that, the 2013 NL Champion is apparently still not ready to give up, planning to stay on the field rather than undergo a surgery that would sideline him for at least 2 months.

Currently, #36 has mainly been replaced in the outfield by usual DH Alfonso Soriano, with Ichiro Suzuki also filling in occasionally. Since taking over, Soriano has done pretty well, not making an error while also recording an assist, so in my opinion Beltran's presence isn't completely needed on this team right now. He's undoubtedly still good, but really, the Pinstripes seem to be doing fine without him. 

My point in that last paragraph: Beltran needs to be smart in this situation. If he's not hurt he should play, but if he is then what he's doing here is pretty dumb.

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