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.
For more baseball news, rumors and analysis, follow @cbssportsmlb on Twitter or subscribe to the RSS feed.