The good news is the Texas Rangers defeated the Cleveland Indians, 5-2, on Wednesday night. The bad news is three players left the game with injuries.
Adrian Beltre exited after four innings with a left shoulder strain. He injured the shoulder in the second inning, making a diving stop on a sharp grounder by Indians designated hitter Russ Canzler for the second out in the second inning.
Beltre had a precautionary MRI taken, but the results won’t be known until today. Mike Olt replaced Beltre, but then left in the seventh inning with plantar fasciitis in his right heel.
Olt was injured running out an infield single.
“Obviously this isn’t the way I want to start my career,” said Olt, who has been dealing with the injury for the past month. “But they said this could be the best thing that happened to it. Get an MRI tomomrrow and see what happens from there.”
The injury bug didn't stop there, either.
Josh Hamilton exited after the seventh inning with soreness in his left knee, although manager Ron Washington said it's "nothing serious."
Before the game, the Rangers revealed they would be without setup man Mike Adams for a few days as he came down with a tight right trap during his outing on Tuesday.
-- Drew Davison