X-rays were negative, and team physician Dr. Keith Meister diagnosed a sprain after examining Beltre. The third baseman, who was being fitted for a splint, also needed four stitches for a cut he sustained on the play.
Beltre was slow to get up after sliding into second base in the fifth inning of the series finale against the visiting
Replays showed Beltre's left hand was sliding across the ground when it got close to the base. The Rangers initially said he jammed his thumb.
Adam Rosales replaced Beltre at third base when Texas took the field in the sixth.