Grant noted that Beltre sustained the jammed finger sliding into third base on Friday against the Seattle Mariners.
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Given his left hand maladies over the past few months, does Beltre play better hurt? Manager Jeff Banister seems to think so, as he told Grant: "It appears that way. Most everybody is banged up at this time of year, but he seems to just really be able to focus when he has something going on."
Count that as yet another reason Beltre is in a league all his own.