NEW YORK (AP) – Carlos Beltran says he will miss the rest of the New York Mets’ season after an MRI showed he has mild inflammation in his surgically repaired right knee.
Beltran left the Mets’ game against Milwaukee on Tuesday night and had the test today. He says the test showed the knee is much improved since returning from offseason surgery at the All-Star break. But he was told by doctors to sit out the final five games of the season.
Beltran is batting .255 with seven homers and 27 RBIs in 220 at-bats. He appeared to be finding the stroke that has made him an All-Star center fielder, though. He hit two homers and made a diving catch Sunday, his previous game.