Beltre left yesterday's game with a left shoulder injury suffered while making a diving stop on a ball hit by Russ Canzler in the second inning. Beltre missed a couple of games in April because of hamstring issues, but otherwise, has been healthy all year and has appeared in 138 of the team's 142 games this season.

Backup third baseman Mike Olt also left yesterday's game with an injury, aggravating his ongoing plantar fasciitis problem while running out an infield single. If Beltre doesn't start today, Michael Young will likely get the nod.