Omar Minaya talked with WFAN this morning, and said he hopes to see Carlos Beltran back in the lineup either tonight or this weekend.
To listen to the full interview, go to WFAN.com.
Minaya also said Jose Reyes will remain with the team this weekend, he will then go to Florida to play in a few minor-league rehab games.
Late next week, Minaya hopes to get Reyes and Alex Cora back, ‘which will help stabilize things a bit.’
The team will continue to be ‘conservative with Reyes, Minaya explained, because the team will need him if it plans to win a Championship.
According to Minaya, he and Jerry Manuel like Ryan Church very much, but Manuel’s way of motivating him, and pushing him, may be perceived by fans and media as harsh.
Lastly, he said, ‘Billy Wagner is coming along good,’ and Minaya believes there is a good chance Wagner pitches for the Mets in September, meaning the team could have Wagner, J.J. Putz, Bobby Parnell and Francisco Rodriguez in the bullpen during the stretch run.
To listen to the full 25–minute interview, during which Minaya also talks about how he acquired Gary Sheffield, Oliver Perez’s rehab, and the development and hustle of Fernando Martinez, go to WFAN.com.