Beltran plays in final extended spring gameOutfielder expects to be back in Yankees' lineup over next few days
Beltran, placed on the 15-day disabled list May 15 because of pain related to a bone spur in his right elbow, singled and hit two balls near the right-field fence Wednesday against Toronto minor leaguers.
The eight-time All-Star says the elbow feels fine after his third extended game. He likely will get most of his at-bats as a designated hitter.
Catcher Francisco Cervelli, on the DL since mid-April because of a strained right hamstring, could start a minor league rehab assignment Thursday with Single-A Tampa. He was hitless in five at-bats in his fifth extended spring game Wednesday.