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Beltre remains at designated hitter

OAKLAND -- Rangers third baseman Adrian Beltre was at designated hitter for the second straight game Tuesday while dealing with a strained left shoulder. Beltre continues to undergo treatment and reported some improvement, but manager Ron Washington decided to use him at DH.

"He probably could go back in the field, but Wash wanted to play it safe, and rightfully so," general manager Jon Daniels said.

Beltre was named the American League Player of the Month for September on Tuesday after hitting .337 with 11 home runs, 19 runs scored and 19 RBI. It was the second straight year that he has won the award for September.

Beltre is also one of three finalists for American Player of the Year in the 2012 Players Choice Awards. He is up against Tigers third baseman Miguel Cabrera and Angels outfielder Mike Trout.

OAKLAND -- Rangers third baseman Adrian Beltre was at designated hitter for the second straight game Tuesday while dealing with a strained left shoulder. Beltre continues to undergo treatment and reported some improvement, but manager Ron Washington decided to use him at DH.

"He probably could go back in the field, but Wash wanted to play it safe, and rightfully so," general manager Jon Daniels said.

Beltre was named the American League Player of the Month for September on Tuesday after hitting .337 with 11 home runs, 19 runs scored and 19 RBI. It was the second straight year that he has won the award for September.

Beltre is also one of three finalists for American Player of the Year in the 2012 Players Choice Awards. He is up against Tigers third baseman Miguel Cabrera and Angels outfielder Mike Trout.