Mets center fielder Carlos Beltran (knee) will begin a rehab assignment Thursday, according to the New York Daily News.
At that point, the Mets will have 20 days to activate him from the disabled list.
After watching Beltran work out in Florida over the weekend, Mets general manager Omar Minaya told the team’s website that he was impressed. "I had not been here for a while, and we had been getting reports, but watching him, the leg seems to be getting stronger," Minaya said. "I can tell you that I’m pleased. Talking to the staff, watching him run and watching him run the bases, he was getting after it."
Beltran had arthroscopic surgery on his troublesome right knee in January, has progressed slowly and has yet to play for the Mets this season.