Rangers new third baseman Adrian Beltre, who was fantastic last year in a contract year for the Red Sox and signed to try to compensate for the loss of Cliff Lee in the free agent market, has begun to work after suffering a calf injury last week.
Originally, it was feared the injury could be a somewhat severe one. Sports Illustrated'sJon Heyman actually reported Beltre would miss a month, which would've been bad news for the Rangers.
The Rangers, however, stuck with a 10-14 day absence for Beltre, who had the second-best year of his career last season when he hit .321 with 28 home runs and 102 RBIs in Boston all while playing a fantastic defensive third base.
And now Beltre appears to be on pace to make he, and the Rangers look good, and Heyman look, well, bad.
The Fort Worth Star-Telegram reported today that Beltre ran in a swimming pool on Tuesday morning before going to play catch. He was set to even get some work in in the batting cages this afternoon.
All the while, the Rangers are set to play division foe Seattle today in a game which will feature just three projected starters in the starting lineup in Mitch Moreland, Julio Borbon and Yorvit Torrealba.
We are now officially a under a month away from Opening Day. It's a beautiful thing.