MLB: Seattle benches Beltre

Published 12:00 am Tuesday, May 19, 2009

By Gregg Bell
Associated PressSEATTLE ó The Seattle Mariners decided to give slumping slugger Adrian Beltre a day off.
Manager Don Wakamatsu had Beltre out of the lineup for the first time this season Monday night when Seattle opened a three-game series against the Los Angeles Angels.
Beltre is hitless in his last 13 at-bats and is batting .211 overall.
Wakamatsu said Beltre would start today. The manager wasn’t sure if Beltre would return to his usual cleanup spot in the lineup.