Houston Astros reach a contract agreement with OF Carlos Beltran
Lake Charles, Louisiana
December 3, 2016 7:28pm CST
Former Texas Rangers outfielder Carlos Beltran. 39, who became a free agent at the end of the 2016 Major League Baseball season has reached a one year, $16 million dollar contract with the Houston Astros on Saturday. Beltran had offers from several teams in the Major Leagues that included the Boston Red Sox, New York Yankees and Toronto Blue Jays before he decided to reach a contract agreement with the American League West Division of the Rangers. Beltran will likely be playing in the 2017 Major League Baseball season as the designated hitter for the Astros and play in the outfield when he is needed. Beltran played for the Houston Astros during the second half of the 2004 Major League Baseball season after he was traded by the Kansas City Royals on June 24, 2004 to the Astros.
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• Los Angeles, California
4 Dec 16
What I can't figure is what they are going to do with McCann and Gattis. Both are catchers who have been primarily DH's the past couple years. I have to think one will have to catch and the other play first. Beltran can play outfield occasionally.