BOSTON Third baseman Adrian Beltre will travel to Arlington on Wednesday for an exam with Dr. Keith Meister after leaving Tuesday’s game in the sixth inning because of tightness in his left quadriceps muscle.
Beltre was injured as he doubled to center field in the Rangers’ three-run fourth inning. He slowly made his way into second base, then didn’t tag up and advance to third on a deep flyball to right field that resulted in a sacrifice fly for Donnie Murphy and an 8-1 lead.
Beltre also had issues with his left quad in spring training, but the new discomfort is in a different area. He didn’t speak to reporters after the Rangers 10-7 win at Fenway Park.
“We’ll just have to wait and see what Dr. Meister says,” manager Ron Washington said. “We had an 8-1 lead. He aggravated it. I don’t see why I should leave him in there. That’s just doing the right thing.”
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If Beltre is forced to go on the disabled list, the Rangers could turn to Triple A third baseman Kevin Kouzmanoff.