Rangers' Adrian Beltre: Expected to see regular action at DH

Beltre indicated Thursday that he expects to see regular at-bats at designated hitter for the foreseeable future until his left hamstring no longer presents issues for him defensively, Sam Butler of MLB.com reports.

It looked like a real possibility that Beltre would be sidelined for the rest of the season after he suffered a Grade 2 hamstring strain in an Aug. 31 game, but he surprisingly came off the 10-day disabled list less than two weeks later. He returned to action Wednesday in a pinch-hitting capacity before starting at DH in Thursday's loss to the Mariners, going 1-for-3. Though it's not expected that Beltre's hamstring will be fully healed for another 2-to-4 weeks, so long as running the bases doesn't prove too much of an issue, it looks as though he could settle in as the club's primary designated hitter. If that's the case it would likely result in one of Willie Calhoun, Nomar Mazara or Shin-Soo Choo bowing out of the lineup in each game Beltre starts.

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