Carlos Beltran to begin running; tonight’s lineup.

Carlos Beltran is supposed to begin running this weekend, and if there is no setback, the clock will begin on him.

Originally, the Mets said four to six weeks for his return after beginning baseball activities. That puts him at the end of May.

That’s just an estimate. The Mets, like all teams, won’t put a specific date for a return from an injury.

Expect the Mets to be ultra-conservative with Beltran, especially considering what happened this winter. If anything, they’ll keep him out longer than needed.

In other injury news, Jose Reyes will play in a Florida State League game tonight, and if there are no complications he should be activated Saturday.

LINEUP

Well, Jerry Manuel said he wanted to get everybody in a game by the end of the homestand. Four new starters tonight for the Mets behind Jon Niese against the Marlins.

Mets (1-1)

Angel Pagan, CF
Luis Castillo, 2B
David Wright, 3B
Jason Bay, LF
Jeff Francoeur, RF
Fernando Tatis, 1B
Rod Barajas, C
Ruben Tejada, SS
Jon Niese, LP

9 thoughts on “Carlos Beltran to begin running; tonight’s lineup.

  1. wow. he listened and put bay at #4
    I have to say this lineup actually makes half sense.
    not sure i would have Barajas in between 2 rabbits.
    but oh well. what do i know..

  2. steve

    i expect tejada to bat 4th. we had a mlb reject as our power hitter the first 2 games.

    sybill obviously does not want a real power hitter at the position. i just picked the next logical candidate – a AA ballplayer in his first start of his career.

  3. i knew exactly what you meant. and i still dont want M&M to come to that same logical conclusion.

  4. ok game is on. i’ll post later. if i have the urge. all depends on my mood ;-)