Apr 16, 2014; Bronx, NY, USA; New York Yankees right fielder Carlos Beltran (36) singles to left advancing a man during the third inning against the Chicago Cubs at Yankee Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Anthony Gruppuso-USA TODAY Sports

Carlos Beltran returning to Yankees lineup soon

The New York Yankees have dealt with a rash of injuries in recent weeks, though, the team finally has been given some good news as slugger Carlos Beltran is set to return.

Out since May 12th, there was a fear that Beltran would undergo what would essentially be season ending surgery thanks to bone chips in his elbow but rather than react hastily, the team and Beltran decided they’d rest him in hopes that the swelling and soreness would go down.

The treatment was a success as Beltran has taken a multitude of swings in the batting cage and hasn’t experienced much pain, leading the Yankees to send Beltran to Tampa Bay for an extended spring training.

Not believing he’ll need much time to get his swing back, the Yankees expect Beltran to return to the Bronx Bombers lineup in the very near future, possibly as early as this Thursday.

Carlos Beltran will spend the next 3 days in Tampa, Brian Cashman says. A return to the #Yankees‘ lineup as soon as Thursday is possible.

Of course, Beltran, despite showing some initial pop hasn’t exactly been the bat the Yankees had hoped for when they signed him over the offseason, but it’s been rumored that Beltran has been playing with the injury for quite some time and obviously, the pain prevented him from being his usual self offensively.

There is a fear that the issues could return and at that point it’s possible the Yankees may opt to send their outfielder to the operating table, but for now expect Beltran in the lineup very soon.

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