The current plan by the Yankees for Beltran is for him to receive a cortisone shot in his elbow to see if it will help heal the bone spurs. If that doesn't work, then it's quite possible that Beltran may need surgery to repair the damage and if that is the case, Beltran could be sidelined anywhere from 6-12 weeks, as Yankees general manager Brian Cashman told George King of the New York Post.
“I’d say more like 6-to-12 weeks if he needed surgery,” Cashman said. “Because it’s his throwing arm, if you wanted to look at him exclusively as a DH, maybe it brings it closer to 6-to-8 weeks. If you’re looking for a full-time outfielder, it might be a little longer, because you need the throwing side of it to be taken care of. We’re hoping it’s not an issue, but maybe it is an issue. If it is an issue, we’ll have to deal with it.”
“They decided to put me on the DL and the reason is that I’m getting better but not capable of swinging the bat 100 percent,’’ said Beltran, who removed himself from Monday night’s game when he felt sharp pain taking swings in the batting cage between at-bats. “If in 15 days it doesn’t get better, we have to make another decision.’’
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