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Adrian Beltre remains on DL as homestand comes to an end

Rangers third baseman Adrian Beltre remained on the disabled list Sunday, the first day he was eligible to be activated.
Rangers third baseman Adrian Beltre remained on the disabled list Sunday, the first day he was eligible to be activated. rhailey@star-telegram.com

Adrian Beltre’s return date remains uncertain, but he’ll make the Texas Rangers’ trip to the West Coast, which begins Tuesday in Anaheim.

Beltre has been on the disabled list with a tight right calf since the end of spring training. He was slowed at the start of camp with a strained left calf.

It’s possible Beltre could be activated before Tuesday’s game, but manager Jeff Banister said the status of his veteran third baseman remains day to day. Monday is an off day before the club begins its first nine-game road trip with three against the Angels. Beltre was not available to comment before Sunday’s finale against the A’s.

“This is a day-to-day process. There is no timetable on anything that we’ve put together,” Banister said.

Beltre went through an extensive workload on Saturday, including live batting practice, infield work, and base running.

“Obviously, he’s sore because it was a heavy workload but more work soreness than anything else,” Banister said. “When we all — medical team, coaching staff and Adrian — feel he’s ready to go he’ll be in the game.”

Banister said the work Beltre has been doing is enough that it’s unlikely he’ll need to make a rehab assignment in the minors.

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