In case you have not heard…
John Maine, who’s been on the DL since June with weakness behind his right shoulder, remains a possibility to start one of the games in next Sunday’s double-dip in Philly.
Manuel indicated that Gary Sheffield (back spasms) is “pretty close” to being shut down for the season
Carlos Beltran could be back with the Mets Tuesday. The club wants him to play back-to-back nine-inning games Saturday and Sunday with Class-A Brooklyn before putting him in the big league lineup. He has been out since June 21 with a bone bruise under his right knee.