Beltran has previously rejected an offer from the club to join the ranks several months ago, but after a two-decade long career, it seems as if the game has come calling his name once again. remaining engaged will allow the Yankees to play off of his connections and expertise with the sport.
Beltran shares the same agent with Manny Machado, which seems to be a big reason for the hiring. He could play an influential role in luring the big-name free agent to the Big Apple.
What’s Beltran’s official role?
Carlos will act as the special assistant to the general manager – Brian Cashman. Beltran played with the Yankees from 2014-16, which offers additional value to the deal as he’s familiar with the team and how they operate.
Beltran retired in 2017 after helping the Houston Astros claim a World Series title.
The veteran will likely be Cashman’s right-hand man moving forward, and will play a part in recruiting young latino players, or so one might think. His playing career and influential persona will be a huge benefit, and that might be one of the better free agent pulls the Yankees have had this offseason.