Beltran underwent elbow surgery today. He can begin throwing/hitting in approximately 6 weeks & can begin playing in approximately 12 weeks. — Mark Feinsand (@FeinsandNYDN) September 30, 2014
Well that's good news. This story came out yesterday afternoon and it's the first positive one we've read about Carlos Beltran's right elbow in a long time. Doctors successfully removed the pesky bone spur along with some other assorted "loose pieces" yesterday, and Beltran is now on the 12-week road to recovery referenced by Feinsand.
You can call me crazy for this, and considering my thoughts on Teix maybe I am, but I really feel like this is going to help Beltran have a better year next year. Probably not 2012 or 2013 better, but somewhere between the .350-.360 wOBA he put up in those years and the .310 he put up this year. Hey, he might even be able to play some games in the outfield and not clog up the DH spot too.