Originally written on STLSportsMinute  |  Last updated 11/16/14
Cardinals outfielder Carlos Beltran said that he would  participate in the Home Run Derby this year if asked. - Photo  courtesy of Getty Images St. Louis Cardinals outfielder Carlos Beltran has been better than advertised during his first season in St. Louis.  After signing a two year, $26 million contract last winter to come to St. Louis, the often-injured outfielder has managed to stay healthy and has produced more than plenty at the plate. Beltran collected three more hits in Wednesday night's 1-0 win over the Chicago White Sox and hit his National League leading nineteenth home run to help propel the Cardinals to victory. Beltran's sweet switch-hitting swing has translated well at Busch Stadium.  Beltran is on pace to break his career high of 41 home runs he hit in 2006 as a member of the New York Mets.  His power stroke has certainly been on display in 2012 and the Cardinals have needed every one of his long balls. When asked if he would accept an invitation to p...
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