Beltran, Reyes not close to return
Updated: July 7, 2009, 5:31 PM ET
Shortstop Jose Reyes had a cortisone shot because he still feels pain in his right leg, and center fielder Carlos Beltran will need a rehabilitation assignment once the bone bruise below his right knee subsides.
The Mets, who had lost eight of 10 games going into Tuesday night's homestand opener against the Los Angeles Dodgers, had hoped to get some of their injured starters back following next week's All-Star break.
First baseman Carlos Delgado isn't expected back until August following hip surgery.