In the top of the third inning of the ALDS playoff game between the Rangers and the Blue Jays, Adrian Beltre had some discomfort in his back after taking a swing. In the bottom half of the inning, Beltre had to be talked into by his teammates to leave the game when it was obvious that he could barely run.
When Beltre finally gave in and headed to the dugout you could see him tearing up because he didn’t want to leave the game.
It's back stiffness for Adrian Beltre. Had tears in his eyes as he was taken off the field by his manager. No tougher player out there.
— Heidi Watney (@HeidiWatney) October 8, 2015
Adrian Beltre showing a lot of heart, fighting to stay in game, then fighting back tears when taken out of it. Mad #Respect for him.
— Chris Stiles (@cstiles24) October 8, 2015