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Giants put OF Beltran, RHP Romo on DL

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The World Series champion San Francisco Giants are banged up for the playoff race.

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Already mired in a skid that knocked them out first place in the NL West, the Giants placed outfielder Carlos Beltran and right-hander Sergio Romo on the 15-day disabled list before Tuesday's game against Atlanta, the team they are chasing in the wild-card race.

Beltran went on the DL retroactive to Aug. 8 with a strained right hand. Romo was disabled retroactive to Aug. 10 with inflammation in his right elbow.

Several other players are also hurting, though not enough to go on the DL.

''We got hit pretty hard,'' manager Bruce Bochy said. ''But we're not the only club. We're not going to make excuses.

The Giants activated infielder Miguel Tejada off the DL earlier than expected. He was supposed to go on a minor league rehab assignment after missing 25 games with a lower abdominal strain, but the team had to bring him back earlier because of all the injuries.

Infielder Jeff Keppinger was getting an MRI to check out a sprained right wrist. He was hurt Monday night in a collision with Braves first baseman Freddie Freeman.

Outfielders Aaron Rowand and Nate Schierholtz were ruled out of Tuesday's game. Rowand apparently strained a muscle in his rib cage on his last at-bat the previous night, while Schierholtz was left with a painful bruise when he fouled a ball off his right foot.

Pablo Sandoval was able to play after fouling a ball off his right foot. X-rays were negative, and he moved over to start at first base. Tejada started at third.

''Desperate times call for desperate measures,'' Bochy said. ''It's tight right now. We've got to keep it that way.''

OUCH!

Who's in and who's out? Check the complete MLB disabled list.

The Giants went into Tuesday's game 2 1/2 games behind Arizona in the division race and five behind Atlanta for the wild card.

Beltran, who was acquired from the New York Mets before the trade deadline, went to Cleveland for a second opinion. He underwent an additional MRI and received another cortisone shot. The team is hopeful he can start swinging in two or three days and return to the lineup when he's eligible to come off the DL.

''The best thing we could do for him is get another opinion,'' Bochy said.

Romo returned to San Francisco to be checked out by team doctors. He has pain in the back of his elbow, but Bochy doesn't believe it's anything serious.

Beltran is hitting .284 with 15 homers and 68 RBIs. Romo is a valuable member of the bullpen, going 3-1 with one save and a 1.67 ERA in 53 games.

Left-hander Dan Runzler was called up from Triple-A Fresno.

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