Carlos Beltran has had a lost season in New York. The 37-year-old has a .233/.301/.402 batting line and 15 homers over 109 games, and has battled bone spurs in his elbow. While he had already decided to put off surgery on the spurs until after the season, there is a chance he is not going to play through it for the week’s final season.
Recovery time is from the surgery is 12 weeks, so it doesn’t matter if he has the surgery now or a week from now. But really, there’s sort of no point in him playing any more this year given where the Yankees are and where he is. And really, given the personal blow he and his wife suffered last week, one can’t imagine he is as focused on baseball as he normally is.