Archive: March 8th, 2011

Beltran Shut Down

After one game playing in the DH role, Carlos Beltran has been shut down for a minimum of five days.

Beltran’s official statement, as released through the Mets’ PR department:

I felt a little discomfort in my left knee last week. I spoke to the doctors today. They advised me to just give it a rest for a couple of days. I can hit and do everything, but back off the running part of it. I feel fine. I think I just overcompensated from all the work I did on the other knee and I just need to give it a little break.

Opening Day is 24 days away. That means if all goes perfectly, Beltran will have 19 days to get into “baseball shape”.

Should we be concerned?