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Jose Reyes and Carlos Beltran get healthy, rejoin Mets’ lineup

Jul 19, 2011, 3:49 PM EDT

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David Wright is still on the disabled list, but Jose Reyes and Carlos Beltran are both back in the Mets’ lineup tonight.

They haven’t been in the same lineup together since July 2, when Reyes injured his hamstring. Beltran has missed the past three games with flu-like symptoms.

Both players are impending free agents having outstanding bounce back seasons after injury wrecked 2010 campaigns and in fact among NL position player teammates Reyes and Beltran rank second to Ryan Braun and Prince Fielder of the Brewers in Wins Above Replacement.

And now that they’re healthy again the big question is whether the Mets will trade one or both, with the Beltran rumors swirling pretty strongly in recent days. New York is 12.5 games back in the NL East and 9.5 games out of the Wild Card spot, so even with Wright potentially returning by the end of the week sell mode makes sense for the Mets.

  1. dailyrev - Jul 19, 2011 at 4:17 PM

    Pirates fans hoping to see a 5 for 5 from JR tonight (all triples!) and ultra-nastiness from Gee-whiz.

    A golden omen for the Buccos last night? (I just left this remark at the golftalk which actually mentioned the King in another context): Arnold Palmer was sitting in a box behind the Pirates dugout last night and if he endured the rain delay he saw the Battlin’ Buc take over first by themselves. Had to wonder if Hurdle invited him into the locker room to talk with his Montessori minions about being a champion and surviving a long season…

    The King of Golf, of course, is a demigod in PA (he’s building more stuff in Latrobe, his hometown), and as much if not more of a symbol of sports dominance in PA as the Phillies or Steelers. And there he was at PNC, as if in confirmation that the Bucs are at last, for real.

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