Carlos Beltran Open To Managing Yankees

After a storied 20-year career in the Major Leagues, outfielder Carlos Beltran has announced his retirement — from playing.

The nine-time All-Star finished his career with a .279 batting average, 435 home runs, 1,587 RBI and 312 stolen bases. He was the 1999 AL Rookie of the Year, won three Gold Glove Awards (2006-08) and two Silver Slugger Awards (2006-07), and won a World Series in 2017 with the Astros. He certainly has been around the game for a long time and it seems like he is open to being involved longer.

When asked about whether he was open to managing the Yankees, he had this to say:

“I don’t know what they’re looking for. Experience as a manager, I don’t have that. But I have the passion for the game, I have the knowledge of being able to play the game for a long time,”¬†Beltran told¬†MLB.com. “I get along well with the players, with my teammates; I’ve always taken that to heart, trying to impact my teammates in a positive way.

“I would not discount anything; you’re talking about the New York Yankees,” He continued. “You’re not just talking about any team in baseball. Not taking anything away from any other organization, but the Yankees are a team that anyone would love to put on that uniform and manage that ballclub.”

The Yankees are still without a manager after parting ways with Joe Girardi following a crushing defeat in the ALCS. While it’s possible they could go with Beltran if he were interested, they will probably be searching for a manager with more experience as they hope to make the playoffs again in 2018.

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