Carlos Beltran won't be joining his former Houston Astros teammates at the White House when their World Series championship is recognized later this year. Beltran told reporters on Tuesday in New York City that he has decided to forgo the trip to Washington. He also said he is disappointed with relief efforts to his native Puerto Rico. "No, I'm not gonna go. Honestly, I'm not going. I'm going to stay with my family," Beltran said, according to the New York Daily News. "I'm going to be here in New York City." President Donald Trump has been criticized for how the United States responded to Puerto Rico after it was ravaged by Hurricane Maria in September. Much of the U.S. territory is still damaged and without power. "There's no doubt that I'm disappointed," Beltran said of the government's response. "I'm not the only one. There's a lot of people disappointed. We haven't [gotten] some benefits. Being part of the United States, you expect to at least get the same benefits when tragedies like this happen. The fact that we haven't [gotten] those, yeah, it's a disappointment." Beltran said his decision to skip a White House visit isn't a political statement.
Carlos Beltran says he will not visit White House with Astros
ESPN | Feb 7