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Adrian Beltre played second half of season with torn thumb ligament

Texas Rangers third baseman Adrian Beltre played with a torn ligament in his thumb for the second half of the season.

Texas Rangers third baseman Adrian Beltre played the second half of the season with a torn ligament in his thumb, reports Evan Grant of the Dallas Morning News.

It’s unclear whether Beltre will need to undergo surgery to repair the torn ligament, which was confirmed by Rangers general manager Jon Daniels.

Beltre, 36, went of the DL back in June with what the team called a “left thumb laceration.” The 17-year veteran hit .318 with 11 homers and an .884 OPS in the second half of the season.

The Rangers lost to the Toronto Blue Jays 6–3 in Game 5 of the ALDS on Wednesday and were eliminated from the postseason.

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Beltre also dealt with a back injury in the series against Toronto and did not play in Games 2 and 3.