Originally written April 03, 2013 on STLSportsMinute:
After Monday night's season opening loss to the Arizona Diamondbacks, much was made of the mobility, or lack thereof, of St. Louis Cardinals right fielder Carlos Beltran. Beltran is playing with a broken pinky toe, looked very slow in the outfield and let a few costly balls drop in that many feel that should have been caught. Beltran was obviously laboring in the outfield on Monday night, but just one night later, Beltran redeemed himself with an excellent play. In the bottom of the second inning, Diamondbacks center fielder A.J. Pollock hit a foul ball down the right field line and Beltran lumbered over to make a nice running play without incident, injury or blunder. It was a nice play by Beltran, but the 36 year old still has a ways to go before he can be deemed healthy. But at least we now know that Beltran is not permanently a statue. Beltran has suffered from knee issues for the past several years, including last season with the Cardinals. Even when his toe is healed,...
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