Carlos Beltran
RF/DH HOU
5 days ago

Beltran will split time between left field and designated hitter with the Astros in 2017, MLB.com's Brian McTaggart reports.

EDGE Analysis

This makes sense, as Josh Reddick has the better arm, making him a better fit in right field. Presumably when Brian McCann is out of the lineup (against lefties), Evan Gattis will slot in at catcher with Beltran getting the start at DH. The fact that he will get to DH a couple times each week should help Beltran's legs stay fresh in his age-40 season. He should play almost every day, potentially batting cleanup in what should be one of the best lineups in baseball.

Carlos Beltran
RF/DH HOU
1 week ago

Beltran agreed to a one-year, $16 million contract with the Astros on Saturday, Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports reports. The deal includes a full no-trade clause.

EDGE Analysis

The Astros just continue to bolster their already impressive lineup, adding Beltran after acquiring Brian McCann and Josh Reddick earlier in the offseason. Beltran continued to put up outstanding numbers in his age-39 season, batting .295/.337/.513 with 29 homers and 93 RBI in 151 games between New York and Texas. He should play close to every day between right field and DH while batting in the heart of the order.

Carlos Beltran
RF/DH HOU
2 months ago

Beltran said Tuesday that he has no plans to retire and will play in 2017, MLB.com's TR Sullivan reports.

EDGE Analysis

Beltran will turn 40 years old soon after the 2017 season kicks off, so it would not have come as a major surprise if he decided to hang up the cleats this offseason. However, he posted an .850 OPS over 151 games in 2016, leaving no doubt that he still has the skills to compete -- and do so at a high level -- against MLB pitching. Beltran will be a free agent, so it remains to be seen which uniform he will wear next year.

Carlos Beltran
RF/DH HOU
2 months ago

Beltran is out of the lineup Saturday against the Rays.

EDGE Analysis

Friday's win secured home-field advantage throughout the playoffs and several Rangers veterans are being rewarded with a day off. Beltran hit .304/.360/.511 in September, and with a homer Friday, he's just one shy of 30 for the season.

Carlos Beltran
RF/DH HOU
3 months ago

Beltran is out of Sunday's lineup against Oakland, Stefan Stevenson of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports.

EDGE Analysis

Beltran has started five consecutive games for the Rangers, going 6-for-19 with two walks in that time. Adrian Beltre will serve as the DH on Sunday while Beltran sits out.

Carlos Beltran
RF/DH HOU
3 months ago

Beltran is out of the lineup Sunday against the Angels.

EDGE Analysis

Beltran had started each of the last 12 games, going 20-for-5 0 (.400 average) with three homers, 13 RBI and 10 runs. He'll likely be plugged back into the lineup Monday against the Astros, but will give way to Adrian Beltre at DH in the Sunday's series finale.

Carlos Beltran
RF/DH HOU
3 months ago

Beltran went 2-for-4 with a three-run homer in Wednesday's loss to Seattle.

EDGE Analysis

He accounted for all the Rangers' runs while pushing his hitting streak to 10 games -- a stretch in which Beltran has racked up a .439 average, three homers, 12 RBI and 10 runs with a 5:6 BB:K. He slumped for a while after being dealt at the trade deadline, but is certainly settled in with Texas now, so fantasy owners can feel comfortable riding the 39-year-old slugger down the stretch.

Carlos Beltran
RF/DH HOU
3 months ago

Beltran went 2-for-3 with an RBI single, run-scoring double, two walks and a run in Saturday's 12-4 victory over the Astros.

EDGE Analysis

The veteran slugger was a constant thorn in the side of Astros pitching Saturday, extending his hitting streak to six games in the process. Beltran has three multi-hit efforts over that span, along with a pair of homers and seven RBI. The 39-year-old is putting together his best power numbers since early this decade, with his 26 homers representing his highest total since 2012.

Carlos Beltran
RF/DH HOU
3 months ago

Beltran homered, scored twice, and drove in a pair in a 3-for-4 game in Monday's win over the Mariners.

EDGE Analysis

Beltran looks like he's back on track, as he's a robust 5-for-9 over his past two games after Monday's explosive performance. He still owns a brutal .244/.277/.400 batting line since coming to Texas from the Yankees, but at least the power has been there -- Beltran has eight extra-base hits out of his 22 total hits, including three home runs.

Carlos Beltran
RF/DH HOU
3 months ago

Beltran is out of the lineup Sunday against the Indians, Jeff Wilson of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports.

EDGE Analysis

It's a standard rest day for the aging Beltran, who could certainly use a day off after going 2-for-36 over his last nine games, with both hits coming Saturday. Adrian Beltre, the Rangers' regular third baseman, will log a rare start at DH while Beltran sits.