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
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
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
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