Found January 22, 2013 on MLB Injury News:
St. Louis Cardinals outfielder Carlos Beltran would like to know what the future holds for himself and his current team, but he told Derrick Goold of The St. Louis Post-Dispatch that he’s not going to force contract talks this offseason. "When they approach is fine," he concluded. "I'm not going to try and force things. I'm going to try and let things happen." Beltran told Goold that he’s comfortable in St. Louis and that he was able to experience something last year that he hasn’t in a while in terms of playing for the Cardinals. However, he realizes the Cardinals don’t owe him an explanation of their plans, adding that his future will likely largely depend on his 2013 production. The Cardinals signed Beltran to a two-year, $26 million contract last offseason. In his first year with St. Louis the slugger hit .269/.346/.495 with 26 doubles and 32 home runs, earning his seventh All-Star nomination. Beltran owns a career average of .282/.360/.496. Despite preparing for his 36th birthday and 16th season at the major league level, the veteran shows no signs of calling it quits after his 2013 campaign. Follow @mlbinjurynews !function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0];if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);js.id=id;js.src="http://www.mlbinjurynews.com//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js";fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}}(document,"script","twitter-wjs"); var _gaq = _gaq || []; _gaq.push(['_setAccount', 'UA-34100676-1']); _gaq.push(['_trackPageview']); (function() { var ga = document.createElement('script'); ga.type = 'text/javascript'; ga.async = true; ga.src = ('https:' == document.location.protocol ? 'https://ssl' : 'http://www') + '.google-analytics.com/ga.js'; var s = document.getElementsByTagName('script')[0]; s.parentNode.insertBefore(ga, s); })();
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