Feinsand: Yankees’ Carlos Beltran Underwent Elbow Surgery


According to Mark Feinsand of the NY Daily News via his Twitter account, stated that New York Yankees’ outfielder and DH, Carlos Beltran, underwent successful elbow surgery to remove painful bone spurs, which had hampered most of Beltran’s initial season in pinstripes in 2014. Via the Tweet, Beltran can begin hitting and throwing the baseball around in approximately six weeks, and could resume playing in twelve weeks.

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Spin:It’s nice to see Beltran taking care of business now, rather than waiting and possibly missing time during the spring and first part of next season. He came under quite a bit of heat, including from this very site, for continuing to go out and play with an injured elbow each day. Here’s the thing: Beltran while quiet, is a competitor, and he believed being at 60 or even 70% was better than the alternate solution.

Beltran just completed the first year of a three-year, $45 million dollar deal, that saw him have arguably the worst season of his big league career. In 109 games, he hit .233, with 15 home runs and 49 runs driven in.