Yankees activate Carlos Beltran from the disabled list

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Via the official Twitter account of the New York Yankees …

Beltran wound up missing around three weeks with a strain of his left oblique muscle. The 38-year-old outfielder got off to a wretched start this season, but he owns a promising .299/.346/.494 batting line in 188 plate appearances since the first of May. A strong finish from Beltran would be a huge boost for the 49-41 Yankees, who currently sit atop the American League East standings with a lead of 3 1/2 games.