Yankees OF Beltran tests injured right elbow

The Associated Press

NEW YORK (AP) -- Outfielder Carlos Beltran tested his injured right elbow with 25 swings from each side of the plate, and the New York Yankees say the slugger did not experience any discomfort.

Beltran worked out in the home batting cage at Yankee Stadium on Thursday, with hitting coach Kevin Long on soft-toss duties. He is scheduled for the same exercise on Friday.

Beltran has a bone spur in his elbow, and the eight-time All-Star is hoping to avoid surgery.

The Yankees also announced that Mark Teixeira saw Dr. Keith Raskin, who confirmed that the first baseman has inflammation in his surgically repaired right wrist. Teixeira is day to day.

New York begins a three-game series against Minnesota on Friday night.

Sign up for Yahoo Fantasy Hockey
Sorry you didn't like this comment. Please provide a reason below.

Are you sure?
Rating failed. Try again.
Request failed. Try again.
We will promote constructive and witty comments to the top, so everyone sees them!
Sorry, we can’t load comments right now. Try again.
    • Yankees to retire Jeter's No 2 on May 14, last single digit

      Derek Jeter's No. 2 is being retired, the last of the New York Yankees' single digits. The Yankees said Tuesday the number will be retired on May 14 before a Mother's Day game against Houston, and a plaque in his honor will be unveiled in Monument … More »

      AP - Sports - 20 minutes ago
    • LEADING OFF: What to watch at the baseball winter meetings

      LEADING OFF: What to watch at the baseball winter meetings

      Chicago White Sox ace Chris Sale could have a new place to pitch real soon, and it might be the ballpark right across the Potomac River. The NL East champion Washington Nationals are trying hard to close a deal for the 27-year-old lefty. Kyle … More »

      AP - Sports - 4 hours ago
    • Dodgers keep LHP Hill for 3 years, $48M

      Dodgers keep LHP Hill for 3 years, $48M

      Those days of pitching for the Long Island Ducks, out of the majors and almost out of luck, happily seem far away now for Rich Hill. The free agent re-signed with the Los Angeles Dodgers for three years and $48 million, then frequently paused to … More »

      AP - Sports - 9 hours ago
    • 12/5/16: MLB.com Fastcast

      12/5/16: MLB.com Fastcast

      Mark Melancon signs a four-year deal with the Giants, plus the Dodgers sign veteran lefty Rich Hill … More »

      MLB.com - 9 hours ago
    • Melancon, Giants reach $62M, 4-year deal

      Melancon, Giants reach $62M, 4-year deal

      The San Francisco Giants landed the top-tier closer they have been seeking for months, agreeing to a $62 million, four-year contract with right-hander Mark Melancon on Monday. It's the richest contract ever for a closer, topping Jonathan Papelbon's … More »

      AP - Sports - 10 hours ago