After registering their best win total in 24 years, the Kansas City Royals are looking to make a splash in free agency. According to a tweet from ESPN’s Buster Olney, other teams in the majors are becoming convinced that Carlos Beltran is going to land with the Royals, on a possible deal of three years and $48 million. The New York Post is reporting that Beltran met with the Royals in Kansas City on Tuesday.
Beltran hit .294 with 24 homers and 84 RBI with the National League champion St. Louis Cardinals last season. He will turn 37 years old on April 24th next year.
The Royals already added an arm to their starting rotation when they signed former LA Angels left hander Jason Vargas two weeks ago. He’s expected to replace departed free agent Ervin Santana.