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Beltran-as-DH idea 'pretty aggressive'

Updated: June 11, 2010, 6:01 PM ET
By Adam Rubin | ESPNNewYork.com

BALTIMORE -- Manager Jerry Manuel floated an ambitious, unlikely proposal before the New York Mets opened a series against the Baltimore Orioles on Friday:

With the Mets playing three straight series in American League ballparks, why not activate center fielder Carlos Beltran from the disabled list and let him serve as designated hitter?

Beltran, who underwent arthroscopic surgery on his arthritic right knee on Jan. 13 and was subsequently fitted for a brace, started ...

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