Mets Injury Updates: Beltran, Murphy, Igarashi

Flushing Baseball DailyContributor IMay 12, 2010

NEW YORK - JUNE 09:  Alex Cora #3 of the New York Mets congratulates team mate Carlos Beltran #15 after he hit a home run against the Philadelphia Phillies during their game at Citi Field on June 9, 2009 in the Flushing neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City.  (Photo by Chris McGrath/Getty Images)
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A couple of Mets are on the disabled list and two of them have been away all season long so now is a good time to get some updates on a few of them.

Carlos Beltran has been out all year long after getting surgery on his back during the offseason. He was supposed to start rehab early in April, but that time has obviously come and gone. A few weeks ago he got himself fitted with a boot that was supposed to speed up rehab, but personally it seemed like a desperate maneuver to me.

Anyways, Beltran has started “limited baseball activities” which means he is swinging a bat and doing light jogging. The rumor is though that he still is experiencing pain when he runs full speed. Not good. They say that he should return within six weeks after he started rehabbing, but I think at this point even that estimate is rough.

Daniel Murphy has been playing in extended spring training games for a little while now. He might be pretty close to returning, but even once he’s healthy enough to go the Mets will keep him in the minors as he works out in the outfield and at second base.

Ryota Igarashi has been out with a strained left hamstring. He has been throwing bullpens this week. He’ll have to appear in a couple of games before he is cleared to return to Flushing. He could be back in a week, maybe two.

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