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Thursday, January 14th, 2010

Carlos Beltran Has Surgery (and the Mets Don’t Like It)

Mets Rumors & News

The calendar says it’s 2010, but for the Mets 2009 keeps on rolling along. To the surprise of the Mets (or maybe not), Carlos Beltran had knee surgery yesterday. He may not be able to resume baseball activities for up to 12 weeks. I’m no math whiz, but 12 weeks is about three months, which puts us into April. And only then can he start running, hitting and not sliding, so it looks like his return to the lineup wouldn’t be until May. But like last season, I’ll believe he’ll be back when I actually see him on the field.

And since this is the Mets we’re talking about, this news comes with controversy. Beltran’s agent, the always honest Scott Boras, claims, “This was necessary surgery, necessary surgery to work.” But the Mets feel it was done without their permission, though they were kept abreast of the center fielder’s condition since the end of last season, and they are even threatening to take some sort of action with …

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