Monday, April 14, 2014

Adrian Beltre expresses displeasure with Rangers putting him on the disabled list

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The Texas Rangers placed third basemen Adrian Beltre on the disabled list over the weekend and Beltre doesn't seem too happy about it.

The following is what the MLB veteran had to say about the situation via star-telegram.com:

“I did not agree with this decision, but it was out of my hands,” Beltre said. “The medical staff and the front office thought it was best, but it was out of my hands. I had no say in that."

Beltre also added:

"Obviously it was a different injury than I'm accustomed to -- the hamstring is what I normally deal with. I thought that I could manage it. It might be the smart idea, but I wasn't happy with the decision.”

The 35-year-old is hitting .286/.394/.393 in the young season a year removed from finishing seventh in the American League MVP voting. Obviously, Beltre felt like he could battle through the pain and continue to play while the Rangers felt otherwise. This isn't uncommon for a player and a team to disagree over whether to place given player on the disabled list. What is uncommon is for a player to publicly express his displeasure with it when such a move happens.

Via Eye on Baseball

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