Adrian Beltre undergoing MRI on hamstring Monday

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Rangers third baseman Adrian Beltre made an early exit from the first half of Saturday’s day-night doubleheader against the Tigers after suffering a strained left hamstring while running the bases.

The Rangers seem confident that Beltre will avoid the disabled list, but the 33-year-old missed five weeks last season because of hamstring issues and so the Texas medical staff is going to play it safe.

According to Jeff Wilson of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram, Beltre is scheduled to have an MRI on the hamstring Monday to determine the exact severity of the strain. Alberto Gonzalez is starting at third base on Sunday afternoon and Michael Young is likely to see action at the hot corner as well over the next couple of games.

Beltre has posted a .304/.344/.482 slash line, two homers and seven RBI in 61 plate appearances this year.

Phillies sign Trevor Plouffe to minor league deal

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Infielder Trevor Plouffe has signed a minor league deal with the Phillies, Gerry Fraley of the Dallas Morning News reports. Plouffe asked for and was granted his release from the Rangers earlier this month.

Plouffe, 31, had a double and a home run in 17 plate appearances with Triple-A Round Rock to start the 2018 season. He spent last year with the Athletics and Rays, putting up a meager .198/.272/.318 batting line in 100 games.

Plouffe has mostly played third base throughout his career, but can also handle the other three infield spots and both outfield corners, so he’ll serve as organizational depth at Triple-A Lehigh Valley for the Phillies.