Friday, April 18, 2014

Carlos Beltran takes scary tumble over Tropicana Field wall (VIDEO)

Carlos Beltran said he'll see how he feels Friday morning before telling manager Joe Girardi whether he can play after his scary tumble over a Tropicana Field wall in the Yankees' 10-2 win over the Rays Thursday night.

The 36-year-old Beltran said he suffered a sore left shoulder and right wrist after the right fielder chased a Desmond Jennings' fly ball and flipped over the wall during the third inning.

Beltran said he was focusing on the ball, worried he might lose it in the stadium's white dome, and didn't even think about the 3-foot high blue padded wall.

Girardi said Beltran told him he had no clue a wall was there. Beltran played on but came out for a defensive substitution in the bottom of the eighth with the lead well in hand.

"I thought he was hurt bad is what I was thinking," the manager said. "We asked him. We were like, 'Did you know the wall was there?' He was like, 'No.' And I'm thinking, well, every place has a wall. So, you know it's a scary moment. I didn't take him out because of that but hopefully he's not too sore tomorrow."

Beltran finished 0-for-5 with a strikeout and four left on base Thursday.

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