Craig Calcaterra

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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.