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Beltran Could Be DL Bound

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    David Parkinson via National Weather Service Data

    Things are not good in Giants-land right now.

    The team just dropped a series to the Pirates after getting shelled 9-2 on Wednesday while managing to fall out of first place (again) in the National League West.

    But it might get worse, as newly-acquired slugger Carlos Beltran might hit the disabled list with a wrist injury that we thought only was limiting him to "day-to-day" status.

    "Yeah, probably," Beltran said, when asked if he was questionable for Friday.

    And per Andrew Baggarly of the San Jose Mercury-News, manager Bruce Bochy acknowledged that the disabled list "could come into play" if Beltran continues to struggle with pain.

    On Wednesday, he tried to swing a bat but it hurt him to do so.

    Making matters worse? His replacement, Nate Schierholtz, is hurt too.

    Schierholtz suffered a hip flexor when crossing the plate Tuesday night.

    "I hope it's only a day or two," Schierholtz said. "But I don't know. It doesn't feel good."

    Neither does being a Giants fan right now. The good news is that the team is just a half-game back of the Diamondbacks and still only five games back of the Braves in the Wild-Card race.

    It's going to be tough to make up ground on anyone without Beltran's power, and right now that trade feels like a fantasy-keeper-league deadline deal gone horribly awry.

    Except it's happening in real life which makes it a little worse at the moment.