Originally written on Fox Sports Midwest  |  Last updated 2/23/12
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JUPITER, Fla. A playful conversation in the New York Mets clubhouse last summer will cost new Cardinals outfielder Carlos Beltran about 10,000. When Beltran overheard Mets starter Jonathan Niese talking about getting a nose job, the then-Mets outfielder agreed to pay if he went through with it. So Niese took him up on the offer and sent the bill to his former teammate. "I did get the bill," Beltran said upon arriving at the Cardinals Spring Training complex Thursday morning. "I'm going to wait and go there and give it to him personally when we play them (this spring). I haven't seen him yet." Niese had the surgery last October and showed up to Mets camp earlier this week with a straighter, new nose. He's also breathing a lot easier after the surgery helped correct a deviated septum. Beltran scoffed at the notion that he told Niese he needed a nose job, just that he was willing to pay for it if he got it. "The only thing I did was offer my service to pay, that's all I did," Be...
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