Jul 1, 2010, 7:45 PM EDT
Reports on Carlos Beltran’s return from the disabled list have been hard to keep track of.
First, manager Jerry Manuel said the outfielder might return for the Mets’ series against the Marlins in Puerto Rico. That, of course, is now over. Then it was rumored that he would be out until after the All-Star break. We may be able to call that false now as well.
According to David Lennon of New York’s Newsday, Beltran will play consecutive nine-inning games this weekend at Single-A Port St. Lucie and could return on Monday if he reports no abnormalities in his surgically-repaired knee. He’s been hitting the ball well down in Florida and should be his old productive self at the plate once he makes his way back into the Mets’ starting lineup.
The 33-year-old hit .325 with a .915 OPS and 10 home runs last season in only 81 games with the Mets.
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