An MRI has revealed the injury that caused San Francisco Giants outfielder Carlos Beltran to exit Sunday’s win over the Philadelphia Phillies is a right wrist strain.
Beltran suffered the injury on a swing in the sixth. The at-bat was doubly painful as it ended in a strikeout. He ultimately came out of the game before the eighth inning.
X-rays were taken that day but came back negative. Yesterday, he underwent an MRI, which showed “inflammation and slight strains in two areas of Beltran’s right hand and wrist. Beltran doesn’t have any structural damage…” according to SFGiants.com.
His status remains day-to-day. He discussed when he might be able to return.
“As soon as I feel like I can swing the bat, I will be out there,” Beltran said. “There’s injuries that allow you to go out there and be under control, but the wrist — swinging the bat, that’s a huge part of the game, and throwing the ball is a huge part of the game.”
The plan is for him to see how he feels after taking a few simulated swings today.
Beltran and Giants manager Bruce Bochy are not overly concerned about the injury.
Beltran has batted .244 since joining the Giants in a trade. He had been hitting .289 for the New York Mets.