For whatever reason, New York Yankees outfielder (turned designated hitter) Carlos Beltran just can’t stay healthy. It’s always been a knock on the veteran, but things have went from unfortunate to head shaking bad in recent weeks.
Beltran, who was signed by the New York Yankees this past offseason has struggled with the bat all season and was forced to miss a significant amount of time due to bone spurs in his elbow. There was concern he would be forced to miss the remainder of the season had he opted to go under the knife, but Carlos Beltran and the Yankees medical staff determined he didn’t need to do so if he could play through the pain.
Now Carlos Beltran is dealing with a different kind of pain after a rather strange batting practice incident earlier this week.
As Beltran was taking swings in the cage, a ball he fouled off somehow struck him in the face. It wasn’t just a skimming of the cheek though, it was a flush connection which forced the Yankees to scratch him from the starting lineup. A few tests later and it was revealed that Carlos Beltran has two small fractures in his face which also may have resulted in a concussion.
“I don’t know what the team’s going to do,” Beltran said. “With the concussion things, teams take that serious. Honestly, I don’t feel like I have that. But at the end of the day, it’s not my decision.”
There’s no word on how long Carlos Beltran will be sidelined but he’s hopeful he’ll be able to return to the New York Yankees lineup soon.