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Carlos Beltran | Designated Hitter | #15

Team: Houston Astros
Age / DOB:  (40) / 4/24/1977
Ht / Wt:  6'1" / 190
Bats / Throws: Switch / Right
College: None
Drafted: 1995 / Rd. 2 (0) / KC
Contract: view contract details

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Carlos Beltran is absent from the Astros' starting lineup on Saturday.
It's just a regular day of rest for the 40-year-old slugger. Evan Gattis is serving as the club's designated hitter and batting cleanup against Marcus Stroman and the Blue Jays. Jul 8 - 10:23 AM

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Carlos Beltran is not in the Astros' lineup Tuesday.

Josh Reddick isn't playing, either. The Astros have Evan Gattis in the designated hitter spot and Jake Marisnick in center field.
Jun 27 - 4:22 PM

Carlos Beltran finished 2-for-3 with a double, two-run home run and three RBI in Saturday's 7-1 victory against the Red Sox.

The 40-year-old switch-hitting veteran is proving he has plenty left in the tank, posting five doubles, five home runs and 15 RBI over his past 17 outings. His average leaves a little something to be desired, but he continues to be productive in the power categories.
Jun 18 - 12:04 AM

Carlos Beltran is not in the Astros' lineup Thursday against the Royals.

He's just getting a breather. Evan Gattis will DH and bat sixth against right-hander Jason Hammel. Beltran got off to a slow start this year but has fared better recently with four homers over his last 10 games.
Jun 8 - 5:39 PM

Carlos Beltran ripped a two-run homer and scored a pair of runs Tuesday in Kansas City.

Beltran's two-run shot in the fourth inning put the Astros up 7-1 and it looked like they'd cruise to their 12th straight win. But, the Royals then outscored them 8-0 the rest of the way. The 40-year-old has now gone deep five times over his last 13 contests.
Jun 6 - 11:52 PM

Carlos Beltran finished 3-for-5 with a solo home run and three RBI in Saturday's win at Texas.

Beltran is 40 years old but he still has plenty left in the tank. He has come alive in the past week, going 8-for-19 (.421) with five runs scored, two homers and six RBI over the past four outings to raise his average from .236 to .255 just since May 28.
Jun 4 - 1:40 AM

Carlos Beltran slugged a three-run homer in an 11-run eighth inning as the Astros came back to beat the Twins 16-8 on Monday.

Ouch. The Astros entered the eighth inning down 8-2 before going off on the Twins' bullpen. Josh Reddick delivered the go-ahead hit in the frame, but Beltran provided the exclamation point with a three-run blast off Matt Belisle. It was the 427th home run of his career, which ties him with Mike Piazza for 49th all-time. The 40-year-old Beltran went 4-for-5 with a walk on the day and is batting .253/.301/.424 with six home runs and 18 RBI through 45 games this season.
May 29 - 6:15 PM

Carlos Beltran is not in the Astros' lineup Saturday against the Orioles.

The veteran has homered in two of his last five outings but will get a maintenance day on Saturday. Evan Gattis will DH and hit cleanup against O's hurler Wade Miley.
May 27 - 4:07 PM

Carlos Beltran launched a solo homer against the Orioles on Friday.

Jake Marisnick got the Astros on the board in the third inning with a solo shot before Beltran went deep in the sixth. With Joe Musgrove rolling, it was more than enough support for the Astros to walk away with the victory. The 40-year-old Beltran has been very quiet so far this season, batting just .235 with five home runs and a .666 OPS through 43 games. He’s now sitting on 426 home runs for his career, which ties him with Billy Williams for 50th on the all-time list.
May 26 - 11:37 PM

Carlos Beltran is not in the Astros' starting lineup on Thursday night against the Tigers.

Beltran went 0-for-4 with two strikeouts on Wednesday night and is batting just .234/.278/.373 in 42 total games this season. He turned 40 years old last month, and it's showing.
May 25 - 3:41 PM

Carlos Beltran went 0-for-4 with two strikeouts Wednesday, dropping his average to .234.

Beltran is 6-for-37 in his last 10 games. His OPS stands at .651 at the moment, and just once all season, on April 21, has he finished a game above .700. He'll probably get better, but we wouldn't expect him to suddenly go back to hitting like he did in the first half of last year.
May 24 - 11:32 PM

Carlos Beltran drew a walk but went hitless in Tuesday's win over the Marlins.

Beltran sat out Monday with the DH spot not available in Miami, but he got the start in left field in this one. However, he was the only position player in the Astros' lineup that didn't tally at least one hit. Beltran, who turned 40 a few weeks ago, is hitting just .248/.288/.380.
May 16 - 10:20 PM

Carlos Beltran is not in the Astros' lineup Monday.

The Astros don't have the designated hitter spot available in Miami, so Beltran could conceivably miss out on another start or two this week. Brian McCann is also on the bench, as Evan Gattis is doing the catching. Daily Slant: Beltran and McCann's absences take some slight intrigue away from Houston, but Marlins SP Dan Straily has fairly similar splits which in turn may make the RH bats more appealing. Straily's splits are nearly identical to start the season, with the big difference being that he's allowed four of his five HRs to RHs. One interesting nugget is that Straily's BABIP against RHs sits at .163, and that number will skyrocket if he maintains his 37.7 hard%.
May 15 - 4:22 PM

Carlos Beltran is not in the Astros' lineup Thursday against the Indians.

Manager A.J. Hinch said he never envisioned a day where Beltran, Jose Altuve and George Springer would all be sitting but that day has finally arrived. Unlike Altuve and Springer, Beltran appears to be healthy and is just getting a routine day off. Brian McCann will DH and bat fifth Thursday against former Cy Young winner Corey Kluber.
Apr 27 - 4:21 PM

Carlos Beltran went 2-for-4 with a solo homer and two runs scored against the Rays on Friday.

After going without a home run through his first 14 contests this season, Beltran has now gone deep in back-to-back games. The 39-year-old is batting .274/.297/.419 to begin the year. He’s not the hitter he once was, but he’s in a great situation in Houston and should remain relevant in most fantasy leagues.
Apr 21 - 11:01 PM

Depth Charts

C1Brian McCann
2Evan Gattis
1B1Yulieski Gurriel
2Tyler White
2B1Jose Altuve
SS1Carlos Correa
2Marwin Gonzalez
3B1Alex Bregman
2Colin Moran
LF1Nori Aoki
CF1George Springer
2Jake Marisnick
RF1Josh Reddick
DH1Carlos Beltran
Starting Pitcher
S1Dallas Keuchel
2Lance McCullers
3Collin McHugh
4Charlie Morton
5Mike Fiers
6Brad Peacock
7Francis Martes
8Joe Musgrove
9David Paulino
Relief Pitcher
R1Ken Giles
2Luke Gregerson
3Chris Devenski
4Will Harris
5Tony Sipp
6Michael Feliz
7Jandel Gustave
8James Hoyt