HBT: Beltran hits in batting cage, nearing return

HBT: Beltran hits in batting cage, nearing return
August 21, 2011, 1:19 am
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Drew Silva
HardballTalk.com

According to John Shea of the San Francisco Chronicle, the veteran outfielder took swings in a batting cage from both sides of the plate on Saturday afternoon without experiencing any lingering pain or discomfort in his once-strained right hand.

Beltran has been on the 15-day disabled list since August 8. Hes eligible to return to the major leagues Tuesday, but the Giants are likely to wait until later in the week to officially activate him. Thursday or Friday seems realistic.

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