Carlos Beltran, two other Mets skip visit

Updated: September 9, 2010, 7:25 AM ET
By Adam Rubin | ESPNNewYork.com

WASHINGTON -- A team-sponsored visit to the Walter Reed Army Medical Center on Tuesday during a series against the Washington Nationals ended up in controversy for the New York Mets because of who did not attend.

Dillon Gee, the pitcher who was making his major league debut that night against the Washington Nationals, was excused. Only three other players from the 33-man squad did not attend: Carlos Beltran, Luis Castillo and Oliver Perez.

Sources told ESPNNewYork.com ...

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