Texas Rangers third baseman Adrian Beltre will be out of the lineup at least two weeks because of a thumb injury. The 36-year-old hurt the finger while sliding into second base in the fifth inning of Sunday's game against the Boston Red Sox in Arlington, Texas.
According to multiple reports, X-rays on Beltre were negative and diagnosed the injury as a sprain, but Beltre needed to be stitched up because of the injury. The 17-year Major League Baseball veteran had played in 191 consecutive games since April 2014 -- the second-longest active streak in the majors. He's now expected to be placed on the Rangers' disabled list.
According to Anthony Andro of Fox Sports, the team will discuss the next move for the club Monday.
Rangers GM Jon Daniels said club officials will meet tomorrow to talk about moves in wake of Adrian Beltre injury.
— Anthony Andro (@aandro) June 1, 2015
Beltre, who drove in two runs Sunday before leaving the game, is expected to be replaced by Adam Rosales in the starting lineup. The Rangers are currently in third place in the West division of the American League with 26 wins against 25 losses. Texas will take on the Chicago White Sox in a three-game homestand starting Tuesday.