Carlos Beltran Has Bone Spur In Right Elbow, May Require Surgery
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NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Yankees right fielder Carlos Beltran has a bone spur in his right elbow.
The eight-time All-Star, who departed the opener of the Subway Series at Yankee Stadium on Monday night, had a cortisone shot after the game. He’s currently listed as day to day and is hoping that the pain goes away.
If it doesn’t, he could land on the disabled list and may require surgery.
Alfonso Soriano is playing right field against the Mets on Tuesday night and Brett Gardner is taking his spot in left. Mark Teixeira, who didn’t start on Monday, is back in the lineup as the designated hitter.
Beltran, who signed a three-year, $45 million deal with the Yankees in the offseason, is batting .234 with five homers and 15 RBIs. His on-base percentage is a disappointing .286.
In other injury news, the Yankees have placed relief pitcher Shawn Kelley on the disabled list with a strained lumbar spine and called up outfielder Zoilo Almonte.
Kelley has been effective out of the bullpen for New York in 2014. The right-hander has pitched to a 3.52 ERA in 15 1/3 innings pitched, striking out 16 and walking seven. He recorded four saves earlier in the season when closer David Robertson was sidelined.
Outfielder Ichiro Suzuki is still nursing a stiff back and is day to day.
Starting pitchers CC Sabathia and Michael Pineda are on the 15-day disabled list and backup catcher Francisco Cervelli is out until June with a strained right hamstring. Starting pitcher Ivan Nova is out for the year after undergoing Tommy John surgery.
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