Former Astros Outfielder to Continue Career in the Booth

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Former Astros outfielder Carlos Beltran takes on a new position in the baseball world.

On Friday, Jack Curry of YES Network announced that former Houston Astros outfielder Carlos Beltran will be joining the booth. Beltran has been hired as a game analyst to cover 36 games for the 2022 season, matching the number he wore with the New York Yankees.

Beltran becomes the first member of the 2017 World Series team to take on a broadcasting job, post retirement. With Francisco Liriano and Cameron Maybin announcing their retirements, more members of the championship team embark on new paths this winter.

Beltran has tried his hand at managing a team but was inevitably cut short.

Two years prior landing in Houston for a second stint, the former outfielder was a Yankee. The 44-year-old lost his managerial job with the New York Mets, soon after punishments for the sign-stealing scandal were announced.

Beltran, who didn’t manager a single game for the Mets, hasn’t been in baseball since.

He did receive chatter about joining the San Diego Padres’ front office, this offseason, but now, he joins the broadcast booth for the Bronx Bombers, the team he was a special advisor to the general manger of in 2018.

Yankees fans haven’t felt so fond of Beltran, since his departure. Although working in the front office, he was a main component in the Astros’ sign-stealing scandal and later took a high-ranking job with the Mets.

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While five years in the past, it will be interesting to see how New York fans respond to Beltran in the booth this year. His schedule is less than a quarter of the season, so he won’t be a voice heard every night on YES Network.