Beltre has setback with injured left hamstring

Beltre has setback with injured left hamstring

Beltre has setback with injured left hamstring
ARLINGTON -- After aggravating his left hamstring while running the bases Saturday, Rangers third baseman Adrian Beltre has still not begun his rehabilitation stint.

"Right now we couldn't do anything for three or four days, so he won't be back out there doing anything until we hit Oakland on Friday," Rangers manager Ron Washington said.

Beltre, who was hitting .276 with 20 home runs and 76 RBIs through 100 games, was expecting to be back not long after Sunday, which was when his 15-day disabled list stint was scheduled to expire.

Washington said that with the setback, Beltre would start over again with his rehab.

"He'll go back to strengthening exercises and doing his stuff on the treadmill," Washington said. "As we progress, then he'll get on the field and run the bases, but that's not right out of the chute. We're going to have to ramp that up again."

Whereas Beltre was aggressive in trying to return quickly from the original injury, he will now take his time and make sure he is healthy for the Rangers' stretch run in September.

"It's not as bad as when he first did it, but when it's already injured and then you re-hurt it, it's just a process again," Washington said.