Beltran to have elbow surgery
Surgery will be performed by Dr. Andrews, with Dr. Douoguih present, on March 15 in Birmingham. The club also today placed Beltran on the 60-Day Disabled List, according to Nationals general manager Jim Bowden.
Beltran was acquired from Chicago (NL) as part of a 4-team deal on July 31, 2004. The 25-year-old is 2-2 with a 5.87 ERA in 56 career games spanning parts of two big league seasons with the Cubs and Expos.
He will likely miss the entire season.