Carlos Beltran breaks nose in BP

Updated: July 10, 2014, 3:15 AM ET
By Wallace Matthews | ESPNNewYork.com

CLEVELAND -- New York Yankees outfielder Carlos Beltran suffered two small facial fractures in the batting cage Wednesday when a batted ball caromed off an L-screen and ricocheted back into his face.

"You don't expect that to happen when you're practicing,'' Beltran said. "The ball hit the screen and bounced back and hit me in the face.''

The injury occurred just before Wendesday night's Yankees-Indians game, causing Beltran, who had been in the starting lineup, to be scratched.

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