Jeff Wilson of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports that Rangers third baseman Adrian Beltre felt renewed soreness in his right calf on Saturday while trying to run. As a result, he underwent an MRI on Tuesday and won’t be activated from the disabled list as expected.
Beltre, 38, suffered a Grade 1 strain of his right calf early in spring training and it has been bothering him ever since.
Joey Gallo has been handling third base in Beltre’s absence. He’s cranked out a pair of homers and has yet to commit an error in 54 defensive innings at the hot corner.
Dodgers third baseman Justin Turner and SS/CF Chris Taylor have been named co-MVPs of the NLCS, J.P. Hoornstra of the Southern California News Group reports.
Turner hit .333/.478/.667 with four singles, two home runs, and five walks across 23 plate appearances in the NLCS. He hit a walk-off three-run home run off of John Lackey in the ninth inning to win Game 2 for the Dodgers.
Taylor hit .316/.458/.789 with two singles, a double, a triple, two home runs, and five walks in 24 NLCS plate appearances. He hit a go-ahead solo home run in Game 1. He hit another go-ahead solo homer in Game 3 and later added an RBI triple.