Carlos Beltran is widely considered to be one of the top outfielders available on the free-agent market this offseason. As such, he's reportedly drawn interest from a handful of teams, including the New York Yankees, Baltimore Orioles and Cincinnati Reds. And now it appears the Detroit Tigers, have joined the mix, too. According to Primera Hora, a Puerto Rican newspaper, the Tigers recently reached out to Beltran's agent, Dan Lozano, and inquired about the eight-time All-Star. Details of the conversation between the two sides remain unclear, but Beltran told the newspaper that he anticipates signing with a team by mid-December. Beltran is also reportedly being courted by the Rangers, Mariners, Red Sox and Royals. A career .283 hitter, Beltran hit .296 with 24 homers and 84 RBIs for the Cardinals last season. St. Louis offered him a $14.1 million qualifying offer earlier this month, which he rejected, so the team signing Beltran will be required to forfeit a draft pick. As of today, the Tigers are considered a long-shot to acquire Beltran, who is favored to sign with the Yankees, according to the New York Post. Of course, the Yankees' interest in Beltran could change if the team remains intent on re-signing second baseman Robinson Cano, who is reportedly seeking a 10-year deal worth $310 million. At 36 years old, Beltran -- a disciplined switch-hitter -- is reportedly seeking a three-year contract that could earn him between $10 million and $15 million per season.
Add Tigers to list of teams reportedly inquiring about Carlos Beltran
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