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Carlos Beltran Retires After 20 Seasons

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Carlos Beltran Retires After 20 Seasons

After 20 seasons in major league baseball former Houston Astros baseball player, Carlos Beltran retires after his World Series-winning season. Beltran announced his retirement in The Players Tribune saying:

“I am blessed to have played this game for 20 years, I am blessed to have played for so many great organizations.” 

“I am blessed to be a champion. But now, my time as a player has come to an end.”

The 40-year-old slugger finished his final season with a .231 AVG/.283 OBP/.383 SLG batting line, which also included 14 homers and 51 RBIs. Although his final season was not fantastic, Beltran did finish on top. Capping his 20-year career with a World Series ring.

Career Numbers

After 20 years in the game, he played for the Kansas City Royals, Houston Astros, San Francisco Giants, Texas Rangers, New York Yankees and St. Louis Cardinals. His career batting line sits at .279 AVG/.350 OBP/.486 SLG with 435 homers 1587 RBIs and 312 stolen bases.

It is worth noting that Beltran finishes his career with a 69.8 WAR which puts him 101st on the all-time list. It would be hard to argue for Beltran not to eventually make it into the hall of fame. His career as a player ends just as a movie would. After 20 years as a player, he finishes his career with a World Series ring.

Looking back at his career, Beltran’s best season was in 2004 when he hit 38 homers and had 104 RBIs. His batting line for that season was .267 AVG/.367 OBP/.548 SLG. He also had a career-high 42 stolen bases. However, that year he finished 12th in MVP voting.

Carlos Beltran retires with 9 All-Star appearances, 2 silver sluggers, 3 gold gloves and AL rookie of the year honors in 1999.

An option for Beltran to continue his career in baseball it to become the manager of the New York Yankees. With Joe Girardi fired at the start of the off-season, this would be a good chance for Beltran to throw his hat in the ring if he is interested in managing.

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