Posted November 19, 2013

Report: Red Sox engaging in dialogue with Carlos Beltran

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Free agent Carlos Beltran  ranks ninth in MLB history with 16 postseason home runs. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)

Free agent Carlos Beltran ranks ninth in MLB history with 16 postseason home runs. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)

The Boston Red Sox have entered into “serious dialogue” with free-agent outfielder Carlos Beltran, according to Scott Lauber of the Boston Herald.

Beltran hit .296 with 24 homers and drove in 84 runs for the St. Louis Cardinals last season.

He has reportedly been seeking a three-year deal and will be 37 when the season starts next year.

Beltran, an eight-time All-Star, averaged .288, 26 homers, and 88 RBI in the past three seasons.

The Cardinals made a $14.1 million qualifying offer to Beltran earlier this month, which Beltran rejected. If a team than other than the Cardinals sign him, the team would have to give up a draft pick.

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6 comments
jimmyjon_55555
jimmyjon_55555

kicking the tires- maybe driving up the price for yanks... they did it with bernie williams   

L7
L7

This would seem to fly in the face of everything the Red Sox did to get where they are now, but okay.

oasis1994
oasis1994

As a Red Sox fan I get this, but I really think they should go after Curtis Granderson. 

1. He plays CF

2. Bradley Jr. still has a lot to prove and is no guarantee to be a good player

3. He is younger, maybe cheaper for a 2  - 3 years