CHICAGO - Carlos Beltran visited Dr. James Andrews Tuesday and didn't receive much in the way of treatment regarding the bone spur in his right elbow.
Beltran will test the elbow Monday by taking some swings.
"If it doesn't feel good, then probably the next step would be surgery," Joe Girardi said.
Beltran has been on the DL since May 13 with the bone spur and received a cortisone shot last week. The hope was after a few days the shot would significantly lessen the pain, which is not the case to this point.
If surgery is the option, the Yankees will be without the 37-year-old rightfielder for some time. "If he has surgery, they said six to 12 [weeks], but I think it's closer to eight to 12, given his age," GM Brian Cashman said.
at a golf tournament at Forsgate Country Club (N.J.) to promote the New Era Pinstripe Bowl. "We don't want to have an in-season surgery . . . but we don't want to have it resolved early and then it occurs again later on. We'll see. He played with this bone spur for many years and it hasn't been an issue."
Jeter likes Wrigley
Derek Jeter, who received a No. "2" from the famed Wrigley Field scoreboard before the game, has always liked this historic park, celebrating its 100-year anniversary. "Obviously we get spoiled at home with the size of the clubhouse and all the amenities that are in the stadium but I'm a baseball historian so I appreciate the fact there's a lot of history that comes along with this ballpark," Jeter said.
Jeter last played here in 2003 and came to several games as a child. "I'm happy I get an opportunity to play here again."
Glad for Tino, Paul
Dodgers manager Don Mattingly said he knew the Yankees are retiring Joe Torre's number, but he wasn't aware about the plaques for Tino Martinez and Paul O'Neill.
"Obviously what Joe was able to do there was historic, that run they had, and Tino and Paul were a huge part of the makeup of that team. Both are great guys and well-deserving."
With Jim Baumbach and Stephen Haynes