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Adrian Beltre will be out a minimum of four weeks

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Last night Adrian Beltre left the Rangers-Astros game with a strained hamstring after he came up limping on an attempt to field a ground ball. Today he had an MRI and we now know how bad the damage is. Pretty bad: the Rangers just announced that he has a Grade 2 strain, which will put him out of action for a minimum of four weeks.

There are just over four weeks left in the regular season, of course, so unless the Rangers make up the four games separating them from the Twins for the second Wild Card spot — and leapfrog multiple other teams while they’re at it — his season is over. Heck, even if they make the playoffs, it’d be hard to imagine the 38-year-old Beltre making it back in time.

If his season is over, it ends with him hitting .315/.393/.553 with 16 home runs and 66 RBI in 341 plate appearances.

Aaron Boone interviewed for the Yankees manager job today

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MLB.com’s Bryan Hoch reports that ESPN broadcaster Aaron Boone interviewed for the Yankees’ manager job today. No word as to whether he hit a big home run.

Boone, an ESPN analyst, obviously has some history with the Yankees, but he has no coaching experience at any level. Joel Sherman of the New York Post wrote earlier this week of Boone that the Yankees “are intrigued if his charisma and passion can compensate for inexperience.” I’d say the answer to that question, whenever asked and in whatever context, is always “no,” but I suppose there’s a first time for everything.

So far the Yankees have interviewed Rob Thomson, Eric Wedge and Hensley Meulens. Yesterday Brian Cashman said there was no rush to fill the job, and that the Winter Meetings are not a deadline for the team in doing so.