Carlos Beltran RUMORS & NEWS

  • Report: Diamondbacks heavily courted Carlos Beltran "Free agent outfielder Carlos Beltran agreed to sign with the Yankees Friday night, but he didn't accept the highest offer. One might recall that earlier this past week, there was a report saying Beltran had received a three-year, $48 million offer from an anonymous (at the time) ballclub. He..." December 07

  • Yankees, outfielder Carlos Beltran agree to three-year, $45 million deal: source

    New York Daily News "The Yankees struck quickly after losing Robinson Cano to the Mariners Friday, agreeing to a three-year, $45 million deal with outfielder Carlos Beltran, according to a baseball official with knowledge of the deal. Beltran, who will be 37 in April, figures to be the Yankees’ regular right..." December 06

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    Ken Rosenthal @Ken_Rosenthal

    Sources: #Royals have not offered Beltran $48 million for three years. To get to that level, ownership likely would need to intervene.

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    Bob Dutton @TNT_Mariners

    Many in industry now see #Royals as clear leaders to sign Beltran and believe #Mariners have a real shot to steal Cano from #Yankees.

  • Source: Red Sox not interested in Carlos Beltran at three years

    WEEI Boston "According to an industry source, while the Red Sox have been engaged in talks with free agent outfielder Carlos Beltran, the team is unlikely to pursue a three-year deal for the 36-year-old. As a switch-hitting corner outfielder who hit .296/.339/.491 in 145 games for the Cardinals in 2013,..." December 04

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    Jon Morosi @jonmorosi

    Yankees have made offer to FA infielder Omar Infante, in addition to Drew, Ellsbury, Choo, Beltran, sources tell @Ken_Rosenthal and me.

  • Beltan in KC as Royals make big push for Yanks target

    New York Post "Let the Battle for Beltran begin. Free-agent slugger Carlos Beltran is in Kansas City being wooed by the Royals, The Post has learned. The club is hoping for a big-bang reunion with Beltran, who began his career in Kansas City. Getting Beltran in pinstripes may be a little more difficult..." December 03

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    Buster Olney @Buster_ESPN

    Carlos Beltran is said to have a three-year offer for $48 million in hand. Not sure if it's the Mariners, but Seattle is being aggressive.

  • Insiders expect Beltran to land in pinstripes

    New York Post "The Yankees are viewed as the strong favorites to land Carlos Beltran. Multiple executives with whom I spoke said that was the expectation. “I think at this point it would be an upset if he didn’t end up there,” one executive said. The Yanks want to limit Beltran to a two-year contract, but..." November 30

  • Carlos Beltran appears to top Royals’ revised off-season wish list

    Kansas City Star "Whenever and wherever the hard bargaining starts for free-agent outfielder Carlos Beltran, the Royals want at a seat at the table. How long they stay there depends on how rich the bidding becomes. “We’d love to have him in,” one Royals official said. “One thing about Carlos Beltran is he’s a..." November 30

  • Add Tigers to list of teams reportedly inquiring about Carlos Beltran

    Michigan Live "Carlos Beltran is widely considered to be one of the top outfielders available on the free-agent market this offseason. As such, he's reportedly drawn interest from a handful of teams, including the New York Yankees, Baltimore Orioles and Cincinnati Reds. And now it appears the Detroit..." November 28

  • Yankees emerging as favorite for Carlos Beltran

    New York Post "Carlos Beltran wants a three-year deal and would like to call The Bronx home. The Yankees would love to plant him in right field, but aren’t willing to go beyond two years. Despite the difference, the industry buzz is the sides will eventually find common ground, and the switch-hitter will..." November 26

  • After signing Brian McCann, Yankees set eyes on Carlos Beltran

    New York Daily News "One down, one to go. When the general managers’ meetings broke up less than two weeks ago, the Yankees planned on “moving fast” to secure free agents Brian McCann and Carlos Beltran. McCann agreed to a five-year, $85 million deal on Saturday to complete the first part of that plan. Is..." November 25

  • Many teams pursuing Beltran; his old Royals look like a real threat "The Rangers, Mariners and especially his old Royals could become real threats to keep star free-agent outfielder Carlos Beltran from returning east to the Yankees or Red Sox, according to people familiar with his talks. Kansas City is believed serious in its intention to bring him back. "They..." November 22

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    Scott Lauber @ScottLauber

    Heard the #RedSox have had "serious dialogue" with free agent outfielder Carlos Beltran

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    Nick Cafardo @nickcafardo

    Red Sox still engaged in Carlos Beltran talks along with Yankees and Orioles. Which team must apt to give 3 yrs could land him.

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    Ken Rosenthal @Ken_Rosenthal

    Sources: #Orioles interested in Beltran. Pursuit may hinge on team clearing Wieters or another high-salaried player.

  • Yankees could have serious competition from Rangers in pursuing Beltran

    New York Daily News "The Yankees are very interested in Carlos Beltran, but have competition. According to major league executives familiar with the process, the Texas Rangers have been doing background work on Beltran, and could become serious suitors. Another executive pointed to mutual interest between Beltran..." November 13

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    Mark Feinsand @FeinsandNYDN

    The Carlos Beltran market is developing fast and furious: NYY, TEX, BOS, KC, CLE and SEA all interested. Interesting all are AL teams.

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    Jerry Crasnick @jcrasnick

    Add the #Mariners to the list of teams with an interest in Carlos Beltran.

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    Bryan Hoch @BryanHoch

    Lobby chatter: Source says that the Yankees are definitely serious about chasing Carlos Beltran.

  • Red Sox making aggressive push for Carlos Beltran

    New York Post "The world champion Red Sox aren’t getting fat. According to a person who knows Carlos Beltran, the switch-hitting right fielder has drawn strong interest from the Yankees’ blood rivals. The person said the Yankees and Orioles are in on Beltran, too, but the Red Sox have been more..." November 08

  • Carlos Beltran looking for three- or four-year deal, and likely a new team

    Yahoo! Sports "Two years ago, Carlos Beltran, who had never taken a World Series at-bat, signed with the St. Louis Cardinals. Against at least one offer of three years and the possibility for four, Beltran accepted two years – and $26 million – from the Cardinals, because he believed an October like the one that..." November 08

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    Derrick Goold @dgoold

    Beltran receives qualifying offer from #cardinals #stlcards

  • Cardinals likely to extend qualifying offer to Carlos Beltran

    Fansided "The marriage between the St. Louis Cardinals and Carlos Beltran might be coming to an end in the near future, but the team plans to cover all bases when it comes to potentially losing their slugger as it’s expected they will offer Beltran a one-year qualifying offer, this according to Joe..." November 03

  • Carlos Beltran leaning towards leaving the Cardinals?

    Fansided "When the St. Louis Cardinals signed Carlos Beltran away from the rival San Francisco Giants, they knew they’d be getting a solid outfielder but they couldn’t have envisioned getting a clubhouse leader, who despite a nagging injury history played in 296 of 324 games, clubbing 56 home runs in the..." November 02

  • Ellsbury, Garza and Drew join Beltran, Choo, McCann on Yank menu "The Yankees have been discussing several big-name free agents -- including new ones Jacoby Ellsbury, Matt Garza and Stephen Drew -- as they weigh how to remake their team. The Yankees are still aiming to cut their payroll from $230 million to below $189 million, but with several free agents and..." November 01

  • Carlos Beltran injected with Toradol before Game 2

    SB Nation "After suffering a right rib contusion in Game 1 Cardinals right fielder Carlos Beltran received a Toradol injection prior to Game 2. Following the Cardinals' 4-2 win over the Red Sox right fielder Carlos Beltran told reporters he received an injection of the non-steroidal anti-inflammatory..." October 25

  • Carlos Beltran leaves World Series Game 1 with rib injury "Cardinals slugger Carlos Beltran has been replaced in right field with Shane Robinson in Game 1 of the World Series. Robinson started the game in center but moved to right -- with Jon Jay taking over in center -- to begin the bottom of the third inning for the Cardinals. Beltran made an..." October 24

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    Bill Shaikin @BillShaikin

    Mozeliak: Beltran X-rays negative CT scan negative. Day to day. Severe rib bruise. #Cardinals

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    Ken Rosenthal @Ken_Rosenthal

    Beltran will be in #STLCards’ lineup.

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    Joe Strauss @JoeStrauss

    Beltran status unchanged: Game time decision. My hunch is he sits tonight.

  • Big names -- including McCann, Beltran and Choo -- on Yankee menu "Lots of big names -- including Carlos Beltran Japan's Masahiro Tanaka Brian McCann and even Shin-Soo Choo -- were discussed at the Yankees organizational meetings over the past couple days. The names of Beltran Tanaka and McCann have been connected to the Yankees before but Choo is a fairly new..." October 23

  • Yankees and Cardinals' Carlos Beltran have mutual interest: sources

    New York Daily News "Baseball’s newest Mr. October could be a Yankee next year. Carlos Beltran who has become one of the most clutch players in postseason history (except for that one night at Shea) could be on the Yankees’ radar this winter a move the former Met sources say would strongly consider. According to..." October 15

  • Beltran, Wainwright lead Cards to 9-1 win over Bucs

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "The Pittsburgh Pirates the last National League team to qualify for a division series since that format was instituted in 1995 got off very much on the wrong foot today against the kings of divisional play. The Cardinals who have won eight of the previous 10 division series in which they have..." October 04

  • Cards keep edge on Beltran's homer

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "Carlos Beltran played in his 2060th regular-season game in the majors Monday night. He is the second most prodigious home-run hitter in postseason play behind Babe Ruth clouting one every 8.86 at-bats. He ranks third in postseason batting average at .363 behind Lou Brock and Paul Molitor. But..." September 24

  • Beltran gets a break, but will stick at cleanup

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "The absence of injured Allen Craig has pressed veteran Carlos Beltran into the Cardinals’ cleanup spot and into more consecutive games than the club had planned to use him even at this late point in the season. Manager Mike Matheny addressed that by giving Beltran a day off Wednesday. “Not..." September 19

  • Beltran returns to old Citi Field locker, hears cheers from Mets fans

    New York Daily News "Carlos Beltran fittingly was back in his old corner locker at Citi Field, with current Cardinals teammate Adam Wainwright in the adjacent stall and Yadier Molina on the other side. How’s that for a 2006 flashback, Mets fans? Beltran, who was cheered during pregame introductions before Tuesday..." July 17

  • Beltran is in a rare category

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "For a long time it has been said that Cardinals right fielder Carlos Beltran plays with class and acts in the same manner off the field. But, today, Beltran stands in a class by himself. With the New York Yankees’ Alex Rodriguez still sidelined after hip surgery, Beltran stands as the only..." June 17

  • Beltran aims to follow in idol Clemente's footsteps "Carlos Beltran began his prolific career with the Royals, and now, nearly 16 years later, he continues to be a productive presence for the Cardinals. In between was a long stay with the Mets, bookended by brief stints with the Astros and Giants. There have been 2,131 hits, 348 home runs,..." June 10

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    Derrick Goold @dgoold

    No Holliday in the lineup. Beltran at DH. Full #cardinals lineup posted soon at, along with Westbrook and Wacha news.

  • Does Beltran have a future with Cards?

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "The classy Carlos Beltran is off to another good start in 2013. Beltran's two-out, two-run single in the 5th inning Tuesday night broke the game open in the Cardinals' 10-2 rout over the Padres. Beltran has 10 homers, 29 RBIs and a combined onbase+slugging percentage of .845. That's right in..." May 22

  • Beltran drives in four runs in Cards' 10-4 win over Mets

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "The Cardinals entered this season advertised as having the best minor-league system in baseball with a talent pipeline years in the making that they planned to exploit for years to come. It took less than two months before they had to test it. Lefty John Gast became the latest rookie to..." May 15

  • Holliday not seriously hurt; Beltran OK

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "David Freese is going on the disabled list. Jason Motte, no doubt, also. But Matt Holiday will not be following them and probably not Carlos Beltran, either. While Cardinals third baseman Freese (sore lower back) and closer Motte (sore elbow) aren’t going to be playing again until at least..." March 27

  • Beltran returns to lineup, offers opening day preview

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "Cardinals right fielder Carlos Beltran will attempt to show the team he can play the outfield despite a hairline fracture in a toe on his right foot. Beltran returns to the lineup today and gives it an opening day look. The news this morning that David Freese will start the season on the..." March 26

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    Jenifer Langosch @

    Beltran, after taking swings in cage, said his fractured toe still bothersome but that he plans to play in Grapefruit League game tomorrow.

  • Matheny back; Beltran, Furcal are not

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "Cardinals manager Mike Matheny came off the 1-day disabled list today, even though he probably was far from 100 percent. Overnight on Thursday/Friday, Matheny said he was “locked up” with a herniated disc in his lower back which affected his right leg. “Then when that got me to the point..." March 02

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    espnmlb @

    Jake Westbrook, Carlos Beltran injured in spring game

  • Molina, Beltran, Garcia sign on for WBC

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "Cardinals All-Star catcher Yadier Molina and All-Star right fielder Carlos Beltran, who will perform for their native Puerto Rico, are two of 32 players who already have committed to playing in the World Baseball Classic in March. Both Molina and Beltran have participated for Puerto Rico in the..." December 04

  • Different years, same results for Beltran

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "The first time it happened he was in the dugout unable to do anything but watch as Jason Isringhausen retired three of his teammates to end the National League championship series. The next time he was at the plate with the bases loaded and the pennant there for the taking when he blinked as Adam..." October 24