Carlos Beltran Headed To DL

An article by posted on June 22, 2009

According to Adam Rubin,

The Mets placed center fielder Carlos Beltran on the 15-day disabled list today with a bone bruise on his right knee.

The team called up Fernando Martinez from Class AAA Buffalo today, though he wasn’t expected to be there in time for tonight’s game against the St. Louis Cardinals. Martinez had been sent down to Buffalo last week..

How frustrating…

Omar Minaya said,

“The bruise was getting bigger in size and we had to place Carlos on the DL. We believe he will be back and ready to play once the fifteen days are up.” 

Carlos Beltran will be replaced in center field by Jeremy Reed tonight, who will bat seventh in tonight’s lineup against the Cardinals.

The Mets have recalled top prospect Fernando Martinez from Triple-A Buffalo to replace Beltran on the roster. Martinez had just been sent down only three days ago. It’s not clear if Martinez will play centerfield moving forward.

The Mets made a number of moves and shook up the bullpen as well today.

Shortstop Wilson Valdez and reliever Ken Takahashi were both optioned to Triple-A Buffalo, and relief pitchers Elmer Dessens and Pat Misch were called up.

Pat Misch was a recent waiver wire pick up and had a 6.43 ERA for Triple-A Buffalo.

Elmer Dessens was 3-2 and had a 2.31 ERA for Triple-A Buffalo.

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