Adrian Beltre is headed to the disabled list for the fifth time in his career.
The Texas Rangers placed their third baseman on the 15-day disabled list with a Grade I, strained left hamstring. He pulled up limp in Friday night's game against the Blue Jays, when he went from first to third base on a hit by Michael Young in the fifth inning. The team recalled Chris Davis to take his place on the 25-man roster
An MRI on Saturday revealed the Grade I strain on Beltre, which is the least severe. In his first year with the Rangers, Beltre has a .276 average with 20 home runs, 29 doubles and 76 RBIs. He has played in all 100 games, one of only nine major league players to have appeared in all of his team's games in 2011.
Beltre ranks among the American League leaders in extra-base hits (T1, 49), RBI (2nd, 76) and home runs (T7, 20).
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Davis, though, has shredded Triple A pitching this season, posting a .368 average with 24 home runs and 66 RBIs in 48 games for the Express. Davis has had two stints with the Rangers, hitting .269 with three home runs and four RBIs in 21 games, including 14 starts.
-- Drew Davison