Rangers third baseman Adrian Beltre will miss at least the first week of spring training games, and likely longer, because of a bothersome right calf strain.
The Rangers want to be cautious with their key offseason acquisition after an MRI showed an overstretching muscle but no tear. Beltre had never had any issues with his calf.
Assistant general manager Thad Levine said Beltre wouldn’t play in a game for at least 10-14 days, though the third baseman is expected to be ready for the regular-season opener April 1 against Boston. Texas’s spring training opener is tomorrow.
“Now is enough time to get healthy 100 percent and be ready to break camp healthy 100 percent,’’ Beltre said.
“I appreciated all that, what they did to me,’’ Cabrera said. “They’ve always been good to me, so now I’ve got to do a lot of good things for them.’’