Monday, February 28, 2011

Carlos Beltran moving to right field

Last year, Angel Pagan moved from center field when Carlos Beltran was ready to return from knee surgery.

This year, it's Beltran that will give up center field (to Pagan) in the hopes of prolonging his career.

"I want to play right," Beltran said, per Andy McCullough of the Newark Star-Ledger. "I think it’s best for the team. It’s going to be best for me also, best for my knee."

This weekend, Beltran will begin playing Grapefruit League games as a designated hitter.

Today Newsday's David Lennon tweeted that Beltran was "absolutely crushing the ball" during batting practice.

According to Mock Draft Central, Beltran is the 51st outfielder and 223rd player off the board, on average, in fantasy baseball drafts. Meanwhile, Pagan is the 58th outfielder and 241st player drafted on average.

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