In Arizona on Saturday afternoon, Beltre played seven innings at third base in an intrasquad game, making a pair of good defensive plays in the field. He also got seven at-bats, recording two singles and a double, and experienced no soreness or setbacks with his calf.
Beltre has been out since the start of the season as he recovers from the calf injury, and in his absence, the Rangers have gotten off to a 24-26 start. They've now lost five in a row after riding a 10-game win streak through the heart of May, so the timing of Beltre's potential return would be ideal.
In Beltre's absence, Joey Gallo has gotten most of the starts at third base. Gallo is hitting .195 but leads the team in home runs with 14.
Keegan Matheson is a reporter for MLB.com based in Toronto. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.