It has been reported that Carlos Beltran worked out in front of Omar Minaya and the New York Mets training staff on Sunday.

Beltran showed his hitting and base-running ability. Beltran impressed Minaya and the medical staff. They believe that he is ready to move on to the next step of his rehabilitation. Exactly what rehab is needed and when it will start is uncertain. It is possible that the next step is a minor league rehab assignment.

Minaya and Beltran are supposed to talk to the Mets’ head doctor later this week to come up with a plan of action.

Beltran has said that he wants to face better competition than he has faced in the simulated games.This leads me to believe that even Beltran himself will be pushing for the minor league assignment.

Beltran would most likely spend at least two weeks in the minors.

He can only be there for twenty days once he starts playing. If he begins this assignment at the end of this week or early next week, it is a strong possibility that Beltran will be back right after the All-Star break.

Beltran may struggle a bit when he rejoins the major league team. He is wearing a fairly bulky knee brace that slightly limits his motion. He will most likely not have the same range in the outfield when he returns.

Carlos’ potential return is news that all Mets fans want to hear. The sooner Beltran can rejoin the major league team the better.

Update: Carlos will start playing minor league rehab games on…(click on the link below to read the rest of the article and find out when Carlos Beltran will be back)

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