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Beltran Out Tuesday, Day-to-Day Now

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    This man will be wearing Giants gear within a matter of hours.

    Carlos Beltran missed his second-straight game Tuesday, as he was scratched from the lineup by manager Bruce Bochy.

    Beltran was, however, available for the game, Bochy said.

    And, going forward, the rightfielder will be "day-to-day," according to the manager.

    Which as you might expect, means just that, only in the most vague sense. That's because with hitters, wrist injuries sap their power and make, um, hitting extremely difficult.

    Beltran's struggled since coming over to the Giants in a trade for Zack Wheeler, but appeared to be getting his swing back in the final game of the series against Arizona.

    Bringing him back before his wrist is completely healed makes no sense -- he needs to make sure he won't a) suffer further injury or b) press even harder because his injury's got him down.

    In the mean time, Nate Schierholtz will continue to fill in for Beltran in right field.

    The good news -- in theory, not so much in practice as seen on Monday night -- is that the Giants are matched up against the Pirates and hitting shouldn't be a big problem.