Carlos Beltran and Sergio Romo added to Giants Lengthy DL


The San Francisco Giants continue to get hit with a barrage of injuries, as they made a pair of roster moves before last night’s game before witnessing another player go down during their 11 inning loss to the Braves.

Tuesday, San Fran placed set up man Sergio Romo and slugger Carlos Beltran on the disabled list.  Beltran is dealing with a strained right hand while Romo is experiencing right elbow inflammation.

Beltran has been out since August 7th and Romo last appeared on the 9th.  Neither of their injuries are believed to be very severe at this time, and the Giants hope both players can return when they are eligible to come off the DL during the middle of next week.

San Francisco acquired Beltran from the Mets this July, hoping the veteran could help boost a lineup that’s been stymied by injuries and inconsistency.  After a slow start, Beltran had been 9 for 28 in August before hitting the shelf.  On the year, the 34 year old has hit at a clip of .284/.378/.494 with 50 extra base hits and 68 RBI’s.

Romo has been the Giants best reliever this season, holding a miniscule ERA and WHIP of 1.67 and 0.64 to go along with his ridiculous K/9 ratio of 12.66.  What makes the strike out stat even crazier is that Romo’s only walked 4 batters this season.

Things didn’t get much better for San Francisco once last night’s game began.  Starting pitcher Jonathan Sanchez had to leave the contest in the bottom of the third with a sprained ankle.  His status is still unknown at this point.

To fill out their roster, the Giants activated Miguel Tejada and recalled lefty reliever Dan Runzler from Triple-A.

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Tags: Atlanta Braves Carlos Beltran Dan Runzler Jonathan Sanchez Miguel Tejada San Francisco Giants Sergio Romo