Beltre has surgery to thumb

Texas Rangers third baseman Adrian Beltre had surgery to his left thumb on Thursday but is expected to be ready for spring training.

The Rangers confirmed on Friday night that scar tissue had been removed from the thumb.

According to General manager Jon Daniels, the 36-year-old Beltre had played much of the season with a torn ligament in this thumb. 

The injury happened on May 31 against the Boston Red Sox when he slid in trying to break up a double play, catching his thumb on the bag to be of action from June 1-22 on the disabled list.

In August and September, Beltre drove in 52 runs for the Rangers.

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