Carlos Beltran retires from baseball

Sooner or later it was going to happen. Carlos Beltran is retiring from baseball.

Beltran served primarily as a DH for the Astros this year, earning himself a World Series ring to finish what should be a hall of fame career. The 40-year-old Beltran had the worst season of his career for the Astros last year finishing with a .231/.283/.383 line with 14 home runs across 129 games.

The official announcement came from Beltran on The Players Tribune and is a pretty good read.

Beltran finishes his big league career with 2725 hits to go with a .279/.350/.486 line with 435 career home runs and 1,587 RBI. He was a 9-time All-Star, 3-time Gold Glove winner and 2 time Silver Slugger recepient. He was the 1999 AL Rookie of the Year and finished as high as fourth in the MVP voting in 2006.

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