Rangers injuries piling up as Beltre leaves with hamstring issue
The Texas Rangers fell nine games below .500 on Tuesday and lost another star in the process.
Adrian Beltre exited Tuesday's 3-2 loss to the Oakland Athletics in the eighth inning after suffering a left hamstring strain.
The All-Star connected on an RBI hit to the gap in right-center field but could barely reach first base after pulling up lame five steps out of the box.
Beltre, who boosted his average to .310 after the hit, immediately left the game with a trainer and was replaced by pinch-runner Drew Robinson. While the Rangers say the veteran will be re-evaluated on Wednesday, he will likely spend time on the disabled list as he did last season with a similar injury.
Beltre is the latest injury for the 8-17 Rangers, who currently have Rougned Odor (hamstring) and Elvis Andrus (elbow) on the shelf.