Carlos Beltran
RF/DH HOU
2 days ago

Beltran went 1-for-3 with a strikeout batting fourth and serving as Houston's designated hitter Saturday against Washington.

EDGE Analysis

This was Beltran's first game action since returning to camp following his stint in the World Baseball Classic for Puerto Rico.

Carlos Beltran
RF/DH HOU
4 days ago

Beltran is scheduled to return to Grapefruit League action Saturday after returning from Team Puerto Rico in the World Baseball Classic, Jake Kaplan of the Houston Chronicle reports.

EDGE Analysis

The veteran's club made it to the championship game of the WBC but fell short against the United States, though he acquitted himself well, going 10-for-21 with 5 RBI in the tournament. Assuming the rest of camp goes smoothly, Beltran, who turns 40 in April, will rank as a useful middle- to late-round outfielder in mixed fantasy drafts, despite his advancing age.

Carlos Beltran
RF/DH HOU
3 weeks ago

Beltran went 1-for-3 with a homer in Saturday's game against the Mets.

EDGE Analysis

Saturday was Beltran's final day in camp before he leaves to participate in the World Baseball Classic for Team Puerto Rico. During his four-game stint in the Grapefruit League, Beltran went 3-for-8 with two homers and three RBI.

Carlos Beltran
RF/DH HOU
3 weeks ago

Manager A.J. Hinch said Beltran will receive 30-40 games in left field this season, Brian McTaggart of MLB.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Beltran is expected be an everyday player in a powerful Houston lineup, spending the other portion of his time as the designated hitter. The 39-year-old will likely see most of his left field appearances in smaller ballparks like Philadelphia and Boston to put less stress on his knees over the course of the season. Beltran has shown he has still pop in his bat - as evidenced by his 29 home runs and .513 slugging percentage last season - and should provide a reliable lineup piece yet again.

Carlos Beltran
RF/DH HOU
4 weeks ago

Beltran went 1-for-2 with a two-run homer in Tuesday's game against the Nationals.

EDGE Analysis

Beltran was making his debut for the Astros, who signed him to a one-year deal in the offseason to bring added offense to the lineup. He served as Houston's designated hitter Tuesday and batted fifth, protecting cleanup hitter Carlos Correa. The 39-year-old's bat is still a threat, and he'll be a middle-of the-order presence for Houston in 2017.

Carlos Beltran
RF/DH HOU
4 months 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
4 months 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
5 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
6 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
6 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.