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Beltre to go on DL; Rangers top Royals in spring finale

The Texas Rangers are ready for the start of the regular season.

Adrian Beltre isn't.

Beltre will go on the disabled list to begin his 20th major league season, Rangers manager Jeff Banister said after Texas beat the Kansas City Royals 5-3 to end the teams' exhibition schedule on Saturday.

Tightness in his right calf was too much for Beltre to overcome. The Rangers said the third baseman would go on the 10-day disabled list on Sunday, retroactive to Thursday.

"We felt, all parties involved, that it was best to start with him on the disabled list," Banister said. "If he can do the work, I don't think it will be long that we could get him up to...

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