“You can start the clock,” Jerry Manuel said, referring to the 4-6 weeks the center fielder would need before returning to the Mets lineup.
Carlos Beltran played in his first extended spring training game today what does that mean?
Beltran took three at-bats from each side of the plate he went 2 for 6 with 2 singles while never running at full speed. Also Beltran never played the field and has yet to be cleared for complete baseball activities.
A team official even described it as “nothing crazy” as far as baserunning. So other than taking at bats out in the field rather than in a cage what exactly has Beltran done for Jerry to say start the clock?
I wouldn’t read much if anything at all into this. Until you hear that Beltran was catching flyballs in the outfield I wouldn’t start any countdown clock.