Oct 26, 2013; St. Louis, MO, USA; St. Louis Cardinals right fielder Carlos Beltran (3) waves to the crowd as he is honored with the Roberto Clemente Award before game three of the MLB baseball World Series against the Boston Red Sox at Busch Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Tannen Maury/Pool Photo via USA TODAY Sports

Carlos Beltran agrees with New York Yankees

The baseball Hot Stove has officially boiled over.

To add to the plethora of signings taking place in the last few days, the New York Yankees have signed free agent outfielder Carlos Beltran to a three-year deal.  The deal was first reported by Mark Feinsand of the New York Daily News.

Earlier in the day, New York and the world learned that perennial All Star second baseman Robinson Cano had agreed to terms on a 10-year $240 million deal with the Seattle Mariners.

We then learned that Mike Napoli had agreed to return to the Boston Red Sox.  Not even an hour later, the Yankees have responded with a signing of their own.

Beltran will join the recently acquired Jacoby Ellsbury in New York’s overhauled outfield, which also lost Curtis Granderson to the New York Mets today.

Exhausting, no?

The Beltran deal is said to be for 3-years and $45 million according to Tim Brown at Yahoo! Sports.

Beltran, who will turn 37 in April, has hit at a .283 clip with 358 homeruns and 1327 RBI over 16 seasons.  Ever-known as a playoff monster, Beltran has hit .333 with 16 HRs and 40 RBI over 51 postseason games.

He is no stranger to New York sports fans, having spent 7 seasons with the Mets before being traded to the San Francisco Giants in 2011.  Beltran spent the last two years with the St. Louis Cardinals where the 8-time All Star and 1999 AL Rookie of the Year hit .282 with 56 HRs and 181 RBI over 296 games.

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  • Dave Edlund

    I am glad to see Carlos Beltran continue his great career. He is on his way to possible HOF credentials. It is likely that he will make a good run at 450 career HR’s, 1500+ career RBI’s to go along with 300 SB’s and one of the best post season hitting records of all time. He is one of the best switch hitters of all time and the only one with both 300 SB’s and 300 HR’s. This is a pic of his bat that he gave me after hitting his 300th career HR to me in McCovey Cove on 9/14/11. Good luck at the Yankees!!!