After the half-inning, Beltran was replaced by Garrett Jones in right field. The switch-hitting Beltran said the injury bothers him more from the right side of the plate.
"Yesterday during the game I was sore, and today I felt basically the same," Beltran said. "But on that swing where I hit the foul ball, I felt a little pinch. Out of precaution, Joe decided to take me out of the game. Hopefully I ice it with treatment and tomorrow I wake up feeling better."
Girardi said that the Yankees would wait to see how Beltran feels on Wednesday afternoon before making a decision, and any tests could wait until the team returns to New York. Beltran said that he does not expect to be placed on the DL.
"The way I feel right now, I don't think so," Beltran said. "But [Wednesday] will be the day where, once I go to the cage, once I test it out, then I will know where I am."
Beltran is batting .260 with seven homers and 30 RBIs in 66 games this season.
Bryan Hoch is a reporter for MLB.com. Follow him on Twitter @bryanhoch, on Facebook and read his MLBlog, Bombers Beat. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.