Carlos Beltran could be headed back to The Big Apple.
Citing multiple sources, the New York Daily News’ Mark Feinsand reports that Beltran “would strongly consider” an offer that would bring him back to New York — but this time to play outfield for the Yankees.
Beltran, who will turn 37 in April, is reportedly intrigued by the possibility of playing in the cozy right field confines of Yankee Stadium as well as being able to keep his body fresh with stints as a designated hitter, which he cannot do while playing in the National League.
Though his career is definitely nearing its twilight, Beltran could still provide an offensive boost to a Yankees team that struggled at the plate this season. He led the heavy-hitting Cardinals with 24 home runs and ranked third with 84 RBIs during the regular season, and he leads the club in both categories — as well as OPS — through eight playoff games.
Beltran spent six-plus seasons of his 16-year major league career with the Mets, earning five All-Star nods, three Gold Gloves and a pair of Silver Slugger Awards. His two-year contract with St. Louis expires at the end of this season.