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Beltran Could Be DL Bound



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    Carlos Beltran just got to town and now he may be on his way to the disabled list. Oh, and the Giants fell out of first place with their loss to the Pirates.

    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.