Mariners third baseman Adrian Beltre back on disabled list with bleeding testicle

By Gregg Bell, AP
Friday, August 14, 2009

M’s third baseman Beltre back on DL

SEATTLE — Mariners third baseman Adrian Beltre might reconsider wearing a protective cup.

Beltre was put on the 15-day disabled list with an injury to a testicle Thursday, one day after taking a hard one-hopper off the bat of Chicago’s Alexei Ramirez to his groin area.

Seattle manager Don Wakamatsu said the Gold Glove infielder is out indefinitely, and could need surgery because of bleeding in a testicle.

Beltre does not wear a protective cup because he says it’s uncomfortable.

After fielding the grounder in the ninth inning, Beltre rushed a throw wide of first base for an error. He winced in pain but finished the game, which the Mariners won in 14 innings.

Beltre had been on the DL from June 30-Aug. 4 because of surgery on his left shoulder.

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