According to Will Carroll of Baseball Prospectus, Carlos Beltran will begin running in earnest this weekend.
Carroll describes this as ‘a major test.’
…thanks to Tomas Q for the link…
Last week, Mets GM Omar Minaya said Beltran will likely return to the team four to six weeks after he resumes baseball activities.
…i assume running is a baseball activity… so, four to six weeks from this weekend would be some time toward the end of May… the team will not say anything on record about a specific date, nor should they, but the buzz surrounding beltran has always pointed to that mid-to-late May time frame, so i guess everything is on target…
…i can’t wait to see him and Jose Reyes in the lineup at the same time…
Someone should hand Cerrone a calendar. "four to six weeks from this weekend would be some time toward the end of May"? 4 weeks from Saturday is May 8th, 6 weeks is May 22nd. Only the worst case scenario they laid out is near the end of May.