Play Fantasy The Most Award Winning Fantasy game with real time scoring, top expert analysis, custom settings, and more. Play Now
  • My Scores
  • MLB
  • Golf
  • NFL

Adrian Beltre to skip remainder of World Baseball Classic

By Mike Axisa | Baseball Writer

Beltre will remain with Texas this spring. (USATSI)

Rangers third baseman Adrian Beltre told MLB.com's T.R. Sullivan he will not join the Dominican Republic for the remainder of the World Baseball Classic. He skipped the first round due to a calf injury.

Beltre, 33, said his swing just isn't ready yet. He hit .321/.359/.561 with 36 homers last season, though the Dominican Republic won't exactly miss his offense. It won all three first-round games with an average of 6.3 runs scored per game. It has been using Hanley Ramirez at third base, with Jose Reyes at shortstop.

For more baseball news, rumors and analysis, follow @EyeOnBaseball on Twitter, subscribe to the RSS feed and "like" us on Facebook. Also, individually interact with us on Twitter: @MattSnyder27, @daynperry and @mikeaxisa.

 
CBSSports Facebook Google Plus
COMMENTS
Conversation powered by Livefyre

mlb Video

August 21, 2014
Boomer and Carton talk struggling Yankees (4:24)
1 August 20, 2014
MLB Power rankings 8/20
(4:58)
2 August 19, 2014
MLB Top 10: Underrated players
(4:19)
3 August 18, 2014
MLB Stock Watch: 8/18
(3:45)

Latest

Most Popular

CBSSports.com Shop