Carlos Beltran played three innings in center field in an intrasquad game in Port St. Lucie, Fla., on Friday. He was 3-for-5 with a homer and walk. Beltran had been serving as DH this week in similar games.
Until Beltran plays in an official minor league game, the 20-day clock after which he must be activated from the disabled list does not start.
BUFFALO SHUFFLE: Top outfield prospect Fernando Martinez, who played four games with Class A St. Lucie, has rejoined Triple-A Buffalo. Martinez strained his left hamstring with the Bisons last month.