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Carlos Beltran Announces His Retirement

USA Today

Carlos Beltran has called it a career. The 40-year-old outfielder announced his decision to end his playing career in a self-published article on The Players’ Tribune

Beltran had a career that spanned over three separate decades. He made his major league debut with the Kansas City Royals back in 1998. His final season will be marked as a triumph, ending with a World Series victory as a member of the Houston Astros. 

Beltran is likely to get inducted in the Major League Baseball Hall of Fame once he is eligible in five years or soon after that. He will finish his career with 435 home runs and 1587 RBIs alongside 312 stolen bases. Throughout his career, Beltran was widely considered one of the best defensive outfielders in the game. His best season came in 2006, where he led the New York Mets to the National League Championship Series after hitting a career-high 41 home runs and 116 RBIs during the season. 

While his playing career may be over, it is likely not the end of Beltran’s baseball career. Beltran has expressed an interest in coaching in the past. After the Yankees fired long time manager Joe Girardi, Beltran told reporters that he would be interested in discussing the job. Yankees general manager Brian Cashman said he would not rule out the possibility of Beltran being interviewed.

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