Carlos Beltran Inks Deal with the Astros

After pursuing Edwin Encarnacion, the Astros were able to strike a deal with Carlos Beltran. They signed the former postseason hero of the franchise to a one-year/$16 million deal, which is likely loaded with some incentives. Beltran had a very successful 2016 with the Yankees and Rangers as he hit .295 with 29 home runs and 93 RBI. Despite being 39 years old, Beltran has proven time and time again that he can still handle a bat and should provide a nice boost to the Astros lineup.

Alongside Beltran, the Astros have added Brian McCann and Josh Reddick to this point in the offseason. If you think they are done, you are sadly mistaken. The Astros seem to have their eye on the prize as they now boast a solid mix of young and veteran players that should be able to make some noise in the AL West in 2017. Let us have a look at what the lineup will look like for the Astros after the addition of Beltran.

Player Position
George Springer OF
Alex Bregman 3B
Jose Altuve 2B
Carlos Correa SS
Carlos Beltran DH
Brian McCann C
Josh Reddick OF
Yulieski Gurriel 1B
Nori Aoki OF

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