Box Score Bits: Beltran makes '10 debut 

July, 16, 2010

&#8226 The New York Mets welcomed back Carlos Beltran (knee) from the DL, as he made his season debut Thursday against Tim Lincecum, contributing one of the team's six singles in a 2-0 shutout loss. Beltran was then caught stealing, but at least he tried. Look for Beltran to be rested periodically during the next few weeks. Teammate Jose Reyes was not in the lineup, nursing a sore oblique, but expects to play Friday.

&#8226 Two other NL outfielders with differing degrees of career success came off DL stints and were active Thursday. Rookie of the Year candidate Jason Heyward (thumb) batted second, was hitless in four at-bats and threw a runner out at third base, while Manny Ramirez (hamstring) was 0-for-3 as the cleanup hitter and committed an error in left field. Hey, at least they're back.