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Carlos Beltran switching positions

Updated: March 1, 2011, 10:57 AM ET
By Adam Rubin | ESPNNewYork.com

PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. -- Carlos Beltran approached Terry Collins early Monday morning upon arriving at the New York Mets' spring-training complex and told his manager: "I need to talk to you."

Beltran then informed his manager he wanted to initiate the long-debated move from center field to right field.

"I came today thinking in my heart, 'I still think I can play center field,' " Beltran said. "But, at the same time, this is not about Carlos. This is about team."

At 8:20 a.m., ...

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