Carlos Beltran Undergoing Testing for Swine Flu

Jonathan RagusCorrespondent IJune 3, 2009

SAN FRANCISCO - MAY 17:  Carlos Beltran #15 of the New York Mets warms up on the on deck circle during their game against the San Francisco Giants at AT&T Park on May 17, 2009 in San Francisco, California.  (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

Met center fielder Carlos Beltran has been absent from the lineup since being taken out of this past Saturday’s game. It was stated that he may have reacted badly to a cortisone shot he was given for his ailing knee, causing stomach pains and vile excretions.

Now, a report has come out saying that an SNY employee was recently diagnosed with the media porking influenza, also known as Swine Flu. Since SNY employees are in continuous contact with the players, including flying together on the same charter planes, it may now be assumed that Carlos Beltran has come down with this sickness.

Beltran was unavailable for Tuesday night’s game against the Pirates, and was sent back to his hotel room to recover. Right now, there is no definitive answer as to whether or not Beltran has been diagnosed with this flu. However, testing is currently being done to  find out what Beltran’s disease actually is.

Beltran isn’t the only member of the team to worry about. John Maine also left his start on Sunday due to a stomach ailment. No word on how he has been feeling, with his illness.

It’s more drama for the Mets to be smack in the middle of. How the team plans to cope with these issues, will be the main focus here.

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