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Solid day for Beltran in minor-league game

Posted on: March 27, 2011 5:01 pm
Edited on: March 27, 2011 5:11 pm
By Matt Snyder

As he continues to work toward being the Mets' everyday right fielder, Carlos Beltran had a productive game Sunday. He played five innings in a Triple-A game, going 2-5 with a double, RBI and run scored. The best sign was playing the five innings in the field, especially after playing Saturday as well.

"I'm happy," Beltran said. "I felt good out there." (New York Post )

He's going to sit Monday and then try to give it a go with the big league club Tuesday. From there, if everything goes as planned, Beltran may even be able to play starting opening day.

Beltran, 33, is a five-time All-Star, but hasn't been healthy since playing 161 games in 2008. He was only on the field for 81 the following season and 64 last year. He's already made the decision to shift from center field -- where he's won three Gold Gloves -- to right for the season in order to reduce the pressure on his surgically-repaired knee. It has been bothering him throughout the spring, though it seems that's starting to subside.

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Since: Sep 26, 2009
Posted on: March 27, 2011 8:14 pm

Solid day for Beltran in minor-league game

beltran belongs in the minors

Since: Mar 7, 2007
Posted on: March 27, 2011 5:59 pm

Solid day for Beltran in minor-league game

He's being molly coddled because of his way too big contract.  He will never return to his prime form, since he will never be as fast or as hungry.  Pagan is a better Mets outfielder at this point, even if Beltran stays injury free this year.

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