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Mets wanted third opinion for Beltran

Updated: January 14, 2010, 8:59 PM ET
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NEW YORK -- The New York Mets are upset Carlos Beltran had knee surgery this week after the team asked him to wait while management discussed options with its medical staff, but Beltran disputed the team's claims.

"We told the agent for the player that we wanted to have the ability to discuss the diagnosis and possibly have a third opinion because, you know, of the nature of this injury," Assistant general manager John Ricco said during a telephone conference call Thursday. "We wanted to ...

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