Carlos Beltran has been cleared to begin a rehab assignment as he returns from a bone bruise in his knee.
Beltran was examined by Dr. David Altcheck and will report to the Brooklyn Cyclones. He will play in a game on Wednesday night, reports Brad Como of SNY.
Also, Josh Thole, the 22-year-old catcher, has been called up to the Mets, reports Joel Sherman.
Thole hit .328 / .395 / .422 with one home run and 46 RBI with Double-A Binghamton this season. Jerry Manuel has said that Thole likely will only face righties.
Thole will join the Mets tomorrow in Denver, sporting No. 30.