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Beltran day to day after tweaking right hand

Beltran day to day after tweaking right hand

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Beltran day to day after tweaking right hand
SAN FRANCISCO -- Giants right fielder Carlos Beltran left Sunday's 3-1 win over the Phillies before the eighth inning, nursing an injured right hand that might keep him out of the lineup Monday.

Manager Bruce Bochy officially listed Beltran as day to day and didn't rule out the possibility that he could play in the opener with the Pirates. Beltran, the biggest of the Giants' three non-waiver Trade Deadline acquisitions, felt his hand flare up on his final swing, when he struck out in the bottom of the sixth. Bochy initially said it was a sprained right wrist, but Beltran clarified it was the back of his hand that bothered him.

Beltran underwent X-rays, which came back negative, and said it was the first time he has sustained an injury like this.

"I tried to hold the bat, and I felt a sharp pain," Beltran said. "My hand got weak, and I let the trainer know about it. I went to the cage to try to swing the bat, and it was a little bit weak. I told him I didn't want to really take a chance, so they took me out of the game.

"If I feel like I can swing the bat the way that I can compete in the game, I want to be out there. But if I can't, I have to be smart."

Beltran will continue to treat the injury with anti-inflammatories and ice.

"He thinks it's going to be a lot better tomorrow, and getting X-rays didn't show anything. So, he could wake up and it not be there," Bochy said. "That's happened occasionally with hitters. One little tweak in the swing and something flares up, but it could calm down. That's being hopeful, I know."

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