Latest Update Yankees announce Carlos Beltran had surgery to remove loose pieces of bone spur Tue Sep, 30, 02:24 PM
Has tremendous baseball instincts. Is silky-smooth both at the plate and in the field. Hits for power & average with great patience. Can still steal a base and rarely gets caught. Is solid defensively.
Flaws: : Knee problems have forced him to a corner outfield position, after years of playing center field. Is somewhat prone to injury, in general. Can be somewhat streaky as a fielder and doesn't like to play through pain.
The surgery will keep Beltran away from hitting and throwing for six weeks and 12 weeks away from playing in a game, so he should be ready for spring training. The veteran tried to be a trooper and play through the pain this season, but ended up with a career-low .703 OPS. You have to hope that with the problem now fixed, he should be a prime bounce back candidate in 2015.Analyst: Drew Phelps
Beltran's been dealing with a nagging elbow injury for much of the season, and will undergo surgery this offseason to fix the issue. While Beltran's been ok when healthy this season, the injuries ruined his season, resulting in a .233 average and just 49 RBI's, though the 15 home runs in 403 at bats are solid. Analyst: Ben Diamond
The Yankees are packing it in for the season and will begin to focus on Derek Jeter's final games and an offseason regroup. Both Beltran and Ellsbury will focus on getting better and coming back fresh for next year. It is still not known whether Beltran will finally opt for surgery to take care of the bone spurs in his elbow.Analyst: Howard Bender
Beltran hasn't been in the lineup for quite sometime now because of an elbow issue. He was strictly limited to DH duties, but is unable to even do that at the moment. Analyst: Mark Kaplan