Beltre, 38, left Tuesday’s game against the Mets with a jammed left ankle suffered stepping on first base on a fielder’s choice. The veteran had missed the first two months of the season with a strained right calf. Beltre is currently 48 hits shy of reaching 3,000 for his career, so Rangers fans will unfortunately have to wait a little while longer.
Profar, 24, has spent most of the season with Round Rock. There, he hit .267/.342/.427 with 17 extra-base hits and 20 RBI in 148 plate appearances.
A lot of people think they have a double walking around someplace on Earth. They may actually be right. We have an example of this in baseball and politics.
Cubs owner Tom Ricketts looks a lot like Texas senator Ted Cruz. Or, since Ricketts is older, I guess Cruz looks like Ricketts. Either way, they could play brothers if someone put on, like, the worst ever production of some play about brothers.
If you’re not familiar with one or both of those guys, take a gander at the photo that was taken of the two of them in Washington this morning as the Cubs made the rounds with their World Series trophy:
Referring to Willson Contreras, of course, who has allowed 31 stolen bases to opponents while behind the dish. Coincidentally, Montero has allowed 31 stolen bases when he has played as well. Contreras has played in 24 more games than Montero, by the way.
I predict that, by around 3pm when the clubhouses open, we’ll see a public apology by Montero.