Carlos Beltran says he’ll play in 2017, hoping to re-sign with Rangers
We haven’t seen the last of nine-time All-Star Carlos Beltran.
Beltran said on Tuesday that he will be continuing his playing career in 2017 and is hoping to re-sign with the Texas Rangers, per TR Sullivan of MLB.com.
Carlos Beltran says he will play next year…hopes it's Rangers but it will definitely be somewhere…no plans to retire
— TR Sullivan (@Sullivan_Ranger) October 11, 2016
The 39-year-old Beltran was still quite productive at the plate in 2016, hitting .295/.337/.513 with 29 home runs and 93 RBIs in 151 appearances combined between the Rangers and the New York Yankees.
While Beltran seemed to be quite happy in Texas, he’s still looking to win his first World Series title after 18 years in the league. Though they were just swept in the ALDS by the Toronto Blue Jays, the Rangers remain in prime position to contend after winning the AL West for the second year in a row, but it sounds like Beltran is at least keeping his options open.