Carlos Beltrán, who retired in 2017 after wrapping up an illustrious 20-year MLB career, joined the YES Network in January 2022 as a New York Yankees analyst.
The YES Network, the most-watched regional sports network in the country 17 of the last 19 years, is the exclusive regional television home of the 27-time World Champion New York Yankees, the Brooklyn Nets, MLS' New York City FC and WNBA's New York Liberty. The network has won 134 New York Emmy Awards since its 2002 launch.
Beltrán batted .279, hit 435 homers and recorded 1,587 RBI in a major league career which started with the Kansas Royals in 1998. He played for seven teams during his career -- the Royals, Astros (twice), Mets, Giants, Cardinals, Yankees and Rangers, before retiring after winning the 2017 World Series with the Astros.
The Manati, Puerto Rico native was drafted by the Royals in the second round of the 1995 Amateur Draft. He made his Major League debut on Sept. 14, 1998 and won the American League Rookie of the Year Award in 1999 after batting .293, hitting 22 homers and knocking in 108 runs that year.
Beltrán ranks 47th all-time in MLB career home runs (435), 29th in doubles (565), 34th in total bases (4,751), 41st in RBI (1,587), 46th in games played (2,586), 25th in extra base hits (1,078), 53rd in runs scored (1,582) and 62nd in hits (2,725). He was a nine-time All-Star and won three Gold Glove Awards and two Silver Slugger Awards. Beltrán excelled in the post-season, posting a .307 batting average with 16 homers and 42 RBI in 65 career post-season games.