Beltran seeks 2nd opinion on right knee

MILWAUKEE -- Mets center fielder Carlos Beltran was in Colorado on Monday to have a second opinion on his ailing right knee.

Beltran was consulting with noted knee specialist Dr. Richard Steadman at his Vail clinic. Beltran has an aching bone bruise in his knee and assistant general manager John Ricco says Beltran asked to have a second opinion.

Steadman primarily performs microfracture knee surgery on basketball players, but the Mets don't believe the injury has progressed to that point.

Beltran, a Gold Glove center fielder, had been playing through pain and hobbling on the bases for some time before going on the 15-day disabled list on June 22. He was hitting .336 with eight homers, 20 doubles, 40 RBIs and 11 stolen bases.