Multiple teams are talking to the Yankees about a Carlos Beltran trade, including the Astros, Red Sox, Rangers, and Indians, according to ESPN’s Buster Olney.
Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports reported that the Yankees higher-ups are not interested in helping the division rival Red Sox in their postseason hunt, so a deal may not be likely there. Heyman also reported that the Yankees are not loving the current offers for Beltran.
It would take a top prospect or two to get Beltran as a rental, unless the acquiring club can work out a contract extension or negotiate a new contract for the next season.
New York is known to be listening to offers on Beltran after trading prized relievers Aroldis Chapman and Andrew Miller to contenders. The Yankees could move Beltran, pitchers Ivan Nova, Nathan Eovaldi, Michael Pineda and catcher Brian McCann before the 4 p.m. trade deadline.
Beltran is currently hitting .301/.342/.538 with 21 home runs and 62 home runs. The Astros, Red Sox, Rangers, and Indians are all looking to add a power bat to the lineup to continue their race to clinch the division lead.