Beltran to begin rehab games.

BELTRAN: Getting closer.

The clock is about to start for Carlos Beltran, who has been running the bases in extended spring training games. The next step is minor league rehab games, and GM Omar Minaya said today that will be Thursday in Port St. Lucie.

Once the rehab games begin Beltran has a 20-day window to return to the Mets. That would be after the All-Star break. If the window expires and Beltran isn’t ready, the Mets would need his permission to stay in the minors.

As of now, both Beltran and the Mets see the player as a center fielder, which would mean a platoon role for Angel Pagan.

The club also announced John Maine will seek a second opinion on his shoulder.  Based on his contractual status the Mets don’t need Maine’s permission to go to the minor leagues.

4 thoughts on “Beltran to begin rehab games.

  1. are team doctor’s allowed to lie or fudge the numbers?
    just asking..
    I would really love to understand the truth about maine. fricken soap opera.

  2. SteveC (1): Something isn’t right with him. He was trying to fight it, but it was clear he wasn’t 100 percent. All we had to do is watch the radar gun clock him at 88.-JD

  3. 2. it could be mechanics. yeah he may be sore . but if the man says he isnt sore then says he’s sore. as he the habitual liar or was he told to lie about being sore?

    if its 88 and a knuckleball. he can be fine ;-)

    well hopefully we will see.
    as for Beltran I hope he doesnt come back too soon and only after he is healed .. all these quick fixes never work for us.