Carlos Ivan Beltrán (born April 24, 1977) is a is a Major League Baseball Puerto Rican professional baseball player outfielder for the St. Louis Cardinals.
He signed with the Mets to a 7-year, $119-million contract. On August 11 he collided with Mike Cameron during a play in the out field. Beltran was placed on the DL for a while but recovered. Also Cameron was out for the year.
2007 & 2008
He had great seasons in 07 and 08.
In January he had a knee surgery that lead to conflict with the Mets organization but it was settled out fine. Carlos started the season on the DL.
On July 15 Beltran made his 2010 debut @ the Giants in a 2-0 loss at San-Fran.
On September 29 Beltran was shutdown for the season with a mild inflammation on his right knee after an MRI Exam.
|Age: 34 (born April 24,1977)|
|Position: Center/Right Fielder|
|Bats: Switch Throws: Right|
|Acquired: Free Agent Signing|
|Contract: 7 year $119 million|
Reports are saying Beltran won't return to play for the Met in 2011 which is his last year of his contract with the Mets.
During Spring Training of 2011 he made the switch to right field on his own decision.
On July 16 he missed the game because of high fever so Scott Hairston replaced and he had a big day which was called Scott's Day. He returned with healthy temperature in the first game of when the Mets Core thump Cards on July 19. In the final game when the Philadelphia Phillies were visiting in the series Clash of first place Phils and 3rd place Mets at Citi Field in game 3 he was in the dugout but he didn't play.
On July 28 he was traded to the Giants for Zack Wheeler. The Mets will send the giants the remaining $4 million of his contract and the remaining $6.5 million contract which ends at the end of the season. To see more on his trade see Mets Trade Carlos Beltran.
On June 28 in a series on the road against the Detroit Tigers. In the 4th inning Jason Bay steeped up to bat with bases loaded and he hit a grand slam to break the Mets No Grand Slam Mets streak. The next inning in the 5th inning with another bases loaded act Carlos Beltran hit one and the mets won to a score of 14-3. To see more click Mets Roar Tigers.
He made his return to the Mets in the game that became the first no hitter in Mets history. The most notably in his return was a blown call in the 6th inning when third base umpire Adrian Johnson ruled a fair ball that hit the chalk on the left side foul. For more see Mets Get First No-Hitter.