NEW YORK — The New York Yankees have reportedly come to terms with eight-time All-Star outfielder Carlos Beltran on a three-year, $45 million contract.
The move came on the same day the Yankees reportedly lost All-Star second baseman Robinson Cano to the Seattle Mariners via free agency.
The New York Daily News reported the agreement for Beltran, who will turn 37 in April. He hit .296 with 24 homers and 84 RBI in 145 games for the Cardinals last season. It was the final season of a two-year, $26 million pact.
If the signing becomes official it will be a return to New York for Beltran, who starred for the Mets from 2005-11 when he was under a $119 million deal.
It’s been a busy past few days for the Yankees. They officially signed catcher Brian McCann to a five-year, $85 million contract on Tuesday. They’ve also reportedly come to terms on a seven-year, $153 million deal with former Red Sox outfielder Jacoby Ellsbury. On Friday, the team signed utility man Kelly Johnson to a one-year deal.
Curtis Granderson is staying in New York. However, he’ll be switching leagues.
The New York Post reported Friday that the outfielder has agreed to a four- year, $60 million contract with the Mets.
Granderson, 32, was limited to 61 games last season with the Yankees because of forearm and pinkie fractures, both of which were products of being hit by a pitch. He hit just .229 with seven homers in the injury-marred campaign after averaging 42 homers and 113 RBI over his previous two years in the Bronx.