Beltran sidelined by hand injury
Carlos Beltran, the National League’s RBIs leader, missed his
second start in three games because of a right hand injury.
St. Louis Cardinals manager Mike Matheny said the hand has been
bothering Beltran for a while.
Beltran was 0 for 8 in a 19-inning loss to the Pirates on
Sunday, and Matheny said the injury has flared up, but that he
didn’t think he’d be out long.
Beltran is hitting .278 with 28 homers and 85 RBIs
Regular first baseman Allen Craig moved to right field for
Tuesday night’s game against the Houston Astros, with Matt
Carpenter replacing Craig at first. Matheny said Craig is more
comfortable in the outfield.