MRI shows bruise worsened for Beltran

Updated: June 22, 2009, 11:48 PM ET
Associated Press

NEW YORK -- Carlos Beltran was placed on the 15-day disabled list Monday, an enormous blow to a struggling New York Mets team already decimated by key injuries.

The All-Star center fielder has an aching bone bruise on his right knee, the same injury that sidelined him for a couple of games in late May. An MRI exam Monday showed the bruise has gotten worse -- Beltran said the doctor told him it just about doubled in size from last month.

Beltran could be out longer than 15 days, too. ...

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