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Mets Will Evaluate Beltran Next Week

The Mets will evaluate the health of outfielder Carlos Beltran next week.

Beltran has been playing games in Port St. Lucie.

"Somewhere, in about a week's time, we are going to evaluate him again," general manager Omar Minaya said.

Until he's evaluated, Beltran won't advance past the Single-A level.

Beltran is recovering from January knee surgery, and has yet to play a game for the Mets this year.

Via New York Daily News

Mets Still In Play For Lee Despite Mejia Setback

The Mets believe they are still in play to add a pitching ace despite a recent injury to prospect Jenrry Mejia.

New York general manager Omar Minaya said Monday that his efforts to potentially acquire another starting pitcher before the July 31 non-waiver trading deadline won't be affected by Mejia's recent setback.

Mejia was diagnosed with a posterior cuff strain Monday.

"We're not about one prospect only," Minaya said.

Via New York Post

Mejia Diagnosed With Posterior Cuff Strain

Mets right-hander Jenrry Mejia has been diagnosed with a posterior cuff strain in his right shoulder.

He removed himself from Sunday's game at Double-A Binghamton after throwing 43 pitches.

New York sent him down to Binghamton on June 20 in hopes of stretching his arm out to become a starter.

Mejia is expected resume throwing when "tolerated."


Beltran Unlikely To Join Mets Before Trip To Puerto Rico

Mets manager Jerry Manuel said Sunday that outfielder Carlos Beltran isn't expected to rejoin the team before their trip to Puerto Rico to face the Marlins.

New York and Florida will begin the special three-game series on Monday.

"No, I don't think so," Manuel said. "I think that he needs those [rehab] games. I wish it woulda been five or six days later, in Puerto Rico -- go home, get a chance to play in front of his family and friends. I would say that would have been a possibility."

Last week, Manuel had hinted that Beltran might join the team in Puerto Rico.


Lee Has No Issues Pitching In New York

A person close to Mariners pitcher Cliff Lee told the New York Daily News that he'd have no issue pitching in the Big Apple.

The source left open the possibility that Lee would be willing to do so either this year or next.

If Seattle doesn't trade the left-hander, he will be a free agent this winter.

Via New York Daily News

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