E. Beltre to begin rehab assignment

E. Beltre to begin rehab assignment

ARLINGTON -- Outfielder Engel Beltre will begin a 20-day medical rehab assignment with Triple-A Round Rock on Thursday, the Rangers announced Wednesday.

Beltre, an outfielder, began the season on the disabled list with a fracture in his right tibia.

"I think with the situation we're in, if he can go on this rehab assignment ... he could be a big help to us," Rangers manager Ron Washington said.

"It is key for him to get back and play baseball, and he could help his organization, too."

Grace Raynor is an associate reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.