ARLINGTON -- When Adrian Beltre re-aggravated his strained left hamstring on Aug. 6, Rangers manager Ron Washington stressed that Beltre would have to pace himself and be sure not to sprint too often during the course of games, in order to avoid another flareup.
Even though Beltre's been hitting well, Washington is more pleased with how he is managing his hamstring.
"I love it. He doesn't have to do any more than what he's doing," Washington said. "I know the hamstring is better than he's showing, but that's OK, he can stay in that mode. Believe me, it's on his mind."
Beltre has gone 18-for-47 with four home runs since returning to the lineup on Sept. 1, extending his hitting streak from before the strain all the way to 18 games, heading into Thursday, which is the longest streak of his career.