The Mets have been tight-lipped on Carlos Beltran updates since last week's visit to Colorado for what the team has described as a routine, post-op checkup with the medical staff at the Steadman-Hawkins Clinic.

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But a friend of the centerfielder mentioned this week that Beltran had been fitted with a knee brace during that trip, and Omar Minaya confirmed that it was done to help with the rehab process. Still, the friend expressed doubt that Beltran would be back anytime soon, which you can read more about here.