Carlos Beltran's going to sleep on it. That is, if he can actually sleep. 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. Beltran said he suffered a sore left shoulder and right wrist in the fall. It happened while the 36-year-old right fielder was tracking a fly ball off the bat of Desmond Jennings with two outs and men on first and second. Beltran said he was focusing on the ball, worried he might lose it in the stadium's white dome. He said he didn't even think about the blue padded wall, which is about 2-1/2-3-feet high. That's why he flipped right over it, freaking out his teammates and Girardi. Said second baseman Brian Roberts, "I thought, what's he doing? You don't ever like to see guys — and obviously the effort's great — but we need him for the long run. Obviously he didn't meant to but it was scary, for sure. To see him get up and come back over, we weren't sure if he would get back up or not."
Carlos Beltran sore, unsure if he'll play Friday after scary fall
Newark Star-Ledger | Apr 18