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Carlos Beltran still not clear to resume baseball activities

Apr 21, 2010, 10:42 AM EDT

UPDATE: Baseball Prospectus’ Will Carroll is hearing that the exam was way worse than is being let on by the earlier reports, and offers the quote “No progress. None at all.”

8:16 A.M. Carlos Beltran was seen by his doctor in Vail, Colorado yesterday for a routine visit following arthroscopic knee surgery, which was performed on January 13 in an effort to clean out an arthritic area in his right knee. While he was said to be “making progress”  he was still not
cleared to resume baseball activities
, including running.

While Beltran and the Mets have officially said that there’s “no timetable,” he’s now a good two weeks past the time he had originally been expected to resume running following his surgery, and that schedule had him returning to the lineup sometime in May. Now it’s anyone’s guess as to when he’ll return.

  1. mattjg - Apr 21, 2010 at 10:49 AM

    The Mets, meanwhile, deny they ever gave Beltran permission to have this examination and have penciled him into the lineup for tonight’s game.

  2. BC - Apr 21, 2010 at 10:50 AM

    It could have been worse. He could have had the Mets’ medical staff treat him instead of his own doctor.
    Gosh it is so refreshing to have a $110 million center fielder that won’t play until July for your last place team.
    Now where is that screwdriver, I have an eye to stab out.

  3. enough already - Apr 21, 2010 at 11:31 AM

    The good news is that Angel Pagan seems to be recovering quite nicely from his bonehead replacement surgery and is filling in quite nicely. Also, the Mets are only 2.5 games back. For God’s sake BC, find a better tool.

  4. BC - Apr 21, 2010 at 11:49 AM

    Hey, I’m a realist. Without Beltran and ANY starting pitching from anyone not named Johan, the team is the 4th worst in the NL behind SD, PIT and HOU. When your team spends $100 mil in payroll and is on par with Washington and Arizona, that makes for one depressing summer.
    Shoot, can’t find my screwdriver. Ah, here’s a fork, that’ll work.

  5. Simon DelMonte - Apr 21, 2010 at 12:06 PM

    Ahem. Pelfrey. If he keeps it up, it might not be that bad. Not great, but not miserable either.

  6. enough already - Apr 21, 2010 at 12:41 PM

    Thanks for mentioning that. I was afraid any further comment from me might put him over the edge. Niese has been great too.

  7. JBerardi - Apr 21, 2010 at 1:03 PM

    “Shoot, can’t find my screwdriver. Ah, here’s a fork, that’ll work.”

    Funny you should say that. My sources tell me that, in an effort to improve fan moral, this season the Mets will be replacing their classic “Met the Mets” with this song:

    Mets fans, it’s time to get hip to the lights out way.

  8. BC - Apr 21, 2010 at 1:24 PM

    Pelfrey was putrid last year. He’s gotta put up 13 or 14 wins at least this year before I believe he’s worth much.

  9. planktonDisciple - Apr 21, 2010 at 1:51 PM

    hey say the Mets pitching stinks. Well at least for now their 3.27 team era is around 4th in the NL. They need to generate more offense.

  10. GimmeSomeSteel - Apr 21, 2010 at 1:56 PM

    Hey, the Pirates are over .500. That’s unusual this late in the season.

  11. john pileggi - Apr 21, 2010 at 2:07 PM

    Makes you wonder why, when he was shut down for the summer in 2009, his doctors did not suggest surgery then. Instead, he came back for September and some meaningless games, and did not have surgery until well into the off season. The finger pointing is not useful. It does paint a poor picture of the Wilpons’ stewardship.

  12. haje16 - Apr 21, 2010 at 3:34 PM

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