It was a fair point, but this represents a measure of progress for Beltran, who will be used as a designated hitter for the foreseeable future but hopes to return to playing the outfield later in the season.
Beltran acknowledged that it will take time for him to build back up to that goal, but he felt no discomfort. Beltran was wearing a brace to prevent him from hyperextending his elbow again, and he said that the brace did not affect him.
"Not really; at 90 feet, I feel like I was making pretty good throws," Beltran said. "My shoulder wasn't tight or anything like it. I feel good."
Bryan Hoch is a reporter for MLB.com. Follow him on Twitter @bryanhoch and read his MLBlog, Bombers Beat. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.