Hurry Back, Adrian
Good news from Larry Stone concerning Adrian Beltre’s rehab – he’s rejoined the team and believes he’ll be able to return to the field this year.
“No doubt. That’s why I did it this year, because I’m pretty sure I’m going to be back. Hopefully, it will be 100 percent, and I’ll be able to help the team, because our team is doing really good now. We have a really good chance to win the west. The race is really close, and it’s wide open. That’s what make made my decision tougher. I know our team is winning, playing good, and we have a really good chance to get really hot in the last 2 1/2 months of the season, and who knows what will happen.”
This almost certainly will convince the M’s to not trade for a third baseman (besides Hannahan, who is just a stop gap kind of guy), I would imagine. If Beltre is able to get back before the end of August and give the team five good weeks, that will be a real boost to the club, no doubt.