According to Derrick Goold of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, the St. Louis Cardinals and free-agent outfielder Carlos Beltran have agreed upon a two-year deal. The teams are ironing out the final details, one of which is Beltran wanting a full no-trade clause, according to Tim Brown of Yahoo Sports.
The Cardinals were one of several suitors for the free-agent, and we knew they were one of the more aggressive teams after Beltran. After losing Albert Pujols to the Angels, a healthy Beltran will help fill the production lost in the middle of the lineup.
Last season, Beltran hit .300/.385/.525 with 22 homers in just under 600 plate appearances. He was traded by the Mets to the Giants just days before the trade deadline. Despite getting off to a slow start for the Giants, he still hit .323/.369/.551 with the club in 179 plate appearances.
- Twitter / @dgoold - #Cardinals and Beltran have agreed upon a two-year deal, according to sources. News posted on Stltoday.com #stlcards
- Twitter / @TBrownYahoo - Last possible jam-up on Cards-Beltran deal: Beltran wants full no-trade clause.
- Twitter / @TBrownYahoo - Beltran deal is done. It's for two years, worth just more than $25 million.