Carlos Beltran confirmed in the clubhouse that he’s heading to the disabled list due to a bone spur in his right elbow. He said the hope is that the elbow will heal over the course of the 15 days and that he’ll be able to avoid surgery. If the injury does require surgery, Beltran said he’s been told it would keep him out for six-to-eight weeks.
Joe Girardi said that Ichiro is in line for increased playing time, and Zoilo Almonte is also here as a reserve outfielder. I’ll have more on the news in my pregame notes.