The Mets are flying from Chicago to Colorado today. There’s no game but still plenty of news. Today is also the deadline for any trades of players that cleared waivers to play on the acquiring team’s postseason roster.
Anyway, here’s the news:
- Carlos Beltran got the okay from Mets team doctors to start playing again. He hasn’t played since June because of a bone bruise on his right knee. He’ll play on Wednesday night for the Brooklyn Cyclones. I’d pay to see that game.
- Josh Thole is the first Mets minor leaguer to get called up. He’ll be in Colorado with the team and wearing number 30. He was hitting .348 at Double-A Binghamton.
- Johan Santana and Oliver Perez are both having surgery tomorrow. Santana is having bone chips removed from his elbow and Perez is having scar tissue removed from his knee.
- Joel Sherman of NY Post has a good column on how poorly the Mets and Tony Bernazard treated Freddie Garcia when they released him. It’s very telling.
- The Mets deny that they’re canceling the fall instructional league to save money.