This just in from the Mets - why would they even try this?
MEDICAL UPDATE ON CARLOS BELTRAN FLUSHING, N.Y., August 31 , 2009 – Mets centerfielder Carlos Beltran this morning was examined by Mets Medical Director Dr. David Altchek at the Hospital for Special Surgery in Manhattan. Beltran has been cleared to begin a rehab assignment playing without his knee brace. He is scheduled to play this Wednesday night in Brooklyn with the Cyclones when they host Hudson Valley at KeySpan Park.
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