New York Yankees outfielder Carlos Beltran will be out for the next two or three games as he deals with an elbow injury, and there is a possibility the team will shut him down for the season if it doesn’t improve, according to MLB.com.
Beltran has been receiving cortisone shots at various times throughout the season to deal with the pain and did not play in Wednesday's 8-5 win over the Tampa Bay Rays.
"If it doesn't calm down, it's probably [time to shut him down]," manager Joe Girardi said.
Beltran, 37, is hitting .236 with 15 home runs and 49 RBIs and is in the first year of a three-year, $45 million contract.
“I can't go out and take a swing like I normally take in a game, I might need to have the surgery," Beltran said. "It's frustrating, but it's something that I've been dealing with almost the whole season."
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