Rangers executive VP of communications John Blake announced on Tuesday that third baseman Adrian Beltre has been placed on the 10-day disabled list with a strained left hamstring. The club purchased the contract of infielder Hanser Alberto from Triple-A Round Rock.
Beltre, 39, aggravated his hamstring during Sunday’s game against the Astros. This is already Beltre’s second DL stint of the season, as he missed time between April 25 and May 27 with a strained left hamstring.
When he has been healthy enough to be in the lineup, Beltre has been productive, batting .314/.375/.422 with a home run and 12 RBI in 120 plate appearances. Alberto and Isiah Kiner-Falefa should handle third base while Beltre is absent.
The Royals recalled infielder Ramon Torres from Triple-A Omaha on Saturday. He didn’t get into a game until starting Thursday night’s game against the Rangers, batting ninth.
In the top of the second inning, facing Austin Bibens-Dirkx, Torres laced a single up the middle. Center fielder Delino DeShields charged in on it, attempting to keep Ryan Goins at second base, but the ball went right past his glove, through his legs, and nearly trickled all the way to the warning track. Goins scored easily and Torres was waved home, too. He managed to narrowly beat the throw, touching home plate with his left hand on a head-first slide.
The play was officially scored a single and a three-base error. Torres wasn’t credited with an RBI on the play. But at least the Royals got two runs out of it.