The Rangers expect Beltre (calf) to play on Opening Day, Jeff Wilson of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports.

The calf soreness has been lingering for some time, but a recent MRI showed no significant strain. While Beltre has logged a total of just 27 at-bats this spring between the World Baseball Classic and Cactus League play, he's a 19-year veteran, and veteran players typically don't need a full spring's worth of at-bats to prepare for the start of the season. Beltre projects to bat third in the Rangers' lineup.

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