As many of you are aware, Carlos Beltran played in his first spring training game yesterday as a DH and had 3 at-bats. The reports after the game was that he was excited he was seeing the ball well etc, and he even scored on a single to RF from 2nd base (just as he's expected to, but nonetheless).
Now today he reports to camp and tells Terry Collins he's sore, so he will not be playing today. There are a lot of varying degrees of "sore", and at this point in time there is no reason to push him to play today. BUT if he can't handle 3 at bats without playing the field, how is he going to be ready in less than a month to play 9 innings in the field multiple days in a row?
Now back to your regularly scheduled programming...Let's Go Mets