Trade Deadline Looming

Carlos Beltran is hurting and may be put on the disabled list due to a strained oblique he hurt during batting practice last week. Paul Lo Duca is bothered by a strained hamstring. The team recalled Mike DiFelice from AAA New Orleans as a third catcher in case they need one . (Sandy Alomar Jr. was waived last week.) With the non-waiver trade deadline looming it is possible the Mets could make a deal for an outfielder. Moises Alou is just back from an injury. Shawn Green spent some time hurt earlier in the year. Endy Chavez is still out with an injury. And now Beltran. With Alou and Green it is clear that age, diminishing skills and injury fears will be playing a role in how the Mets address their right and left field strategies in the off season. But I don’t think it would be out of the realm of possibility for the team to add another experienced outfielder for the stretch run.

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