I have heard it's the type of injury that can linger a bit - and that's especially the case with Beltran, who is known for being soft. Take these most recent Rotoworld & Sportsline updates for what they're worth, though - I haven't heard anything newer on the timeline and don't see anything on the Mets' site.
Mets placed outfielder Carlos Beltran on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to July 25, with a strained oblique.
Lastings Milledge will be the Mets' regular center fielder while Beltran is out, guaranteeing that Shawn Green stays in the lineup for at least another 10 days. Beltran will be eligible to return Aug. 9.
The center fielder, who is batting .263 with 19 homers and 62 RBI, said he hurt the muscle on his left side taking a swing. Consider him out until at least mid-August at this point. The Mets will be extremely cautious with their star and abdominal muscles tend to be three-week injuries. Beltran is toast this week and in Fantasy Week 19 (Aug. 6-12).