MLB Rumors: Arizona Diamondback made offer to Carlos Beltran worth more than Yankees deal

Oct 24, 2013; Boston, MA, USA; St. Louis Cardinals right fielder Carlos Beltran (3) in the on deck circle prior to the first inning of game two of the MLB baseball World Series against the Boston Red Sox at Fenway Park. Mandatory Credit: Greg M. Cooper-USA TODAY Sports

After losing Robinson Cano to the Seattle Mariners, USA Today sports writer Bob Nightengale tweeted that the New York Yankees were going in on everyone to make up for the loss. That led the team to signing Carlos Beltran to a three-year deal worth $45 million but the Bombers weren’t the only team to have had an offer on the table for Beltran.

According to Arizona Diamondbacks beat writer Nick Piecoro, the D-Backs had an offer on the table for Beltran that was not only for the same amount of years but for more money than what the outfielder settled on in New York.

The exact figure that the Diamondbacks offered isn’t known, but there was a rumor that Beltran had a $48 million contract offer from a mystery team. Knowing now that they Yankees offered Beltran $45 million, it’s possible that the Diamondbacks were this mystery team since the figure matches with what Piecoro reports.

It’s all trivial at this point as Beltran is headed back to the New York sports scene, albeit this time in a Yankees jersey. Arizona tried and could not secure Beltran so they will be looking elsewhere to shore up whatever needs they have on a roster they hope can make a postseason run.

Topics: Arizona Diamondbacks, Carlos Beltran, New York Yankees

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