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Beltran likely to miss Opening Day

Posted By James Kwasnik On January 14, 2010 @ 2:56 am In Uncategorized | Comments Disabled

More typical news from the Mets: Carlos Beltran has undergone arthroscopic surgery to relieve arthritis in his right knee. According to a release by the Mets, he is not expected to start baseball activities for 12 weeks.

If you do the math, that puts him into April before he’s even ready to start getting ready for the season. So, don’t expect the Mets to have him for the first few weeks of the season. This makes the Jason Bay signing all the more important.

The question now is should the Mets go out and get a lower-tier free agent outfielder to replace him until he heals or go with someone on their current roster like Angel Pagan. Experience with arthritis shows it is a recurring problem and the Mets likely will run into this situation with Beltran again in the future.

What would you do?

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