Bad news folks.
After starting and eventually sliding home to score just a few days ago, Beltran was out of the lineup today for his second straight game. After first being told that he would play in a simulated game instead, we now know that he will not participate in the simulated game either.
However, the news gets considerably worse after that. It’s now being reported that Carlos has tendinitis in his left knee and is shut down for (at least) 4-5 more days. Why is this considerably worse? Because his left knee was supposedly his “good” knee.
So, who’s in right?
Update: Patrick Flood makes a great point on twitter – that tendinitis often occurs in an individual’s healthy knee (if the other is not) due to overcompensation, and that Beltran had tendinitis in his left knee toward the end of last season. This doesn’t make me feel much better, but it’s certainly better than no good news.