Beltran announced his retirement Monday, Mark Feinsand of MLB.com reports.
As expected, the 40-year-old will hang up his cleats after winning his first World Series ring. The switch-hitting Beltran compiled a .279/.350/.486 line with 435 homers and 312 stolen bases across 20 major-league seasons with seven different teams.
Beltran is not in the lineup for Game 6 of the World Series against the Dodgers on Tuesday, Eric Stephen of TrueBlueLA.com reports.
As expected, Beltran will open Tuesday's game on the bench with no DH spot available in Dodger Stadium. He'll be available off the bench as a pinch hitter, but seeing as the veteran is just 0-for-2 in the World Series so far, he likely won't be manager A.J. Hinch's first option.
Beltran is out of the lineup for Game 3 of the World Series against the Dodgers on Friday.
Beltran has recorded one at-bat during each of the first two contests as a pinch hitter, and will once again remain out of the starting nine while Evan Gattis mans the DH position as the series moves to Houston. Throughout the 2017 playoffs, Beltran is just 3-for-19 at the plate, with a pair of doubles and one RBI.
Beltran is not in the lineup for Game 2 of the World Series against the Dodgers on Wednesday, Eric Stephen of True Blue LA reports.
Without the DH available at Dodger Stadium, Beltran will once again take a seat on the bench as the team faces Rich Hill for the second contest of the Fall Classic. Looking ahead, with right-hander Yu Darvish on the mound for Los Angeles in Game 3, Beltran may be back in the lineup Friday when the series heads to Houston.
Beltran is not in the lineup for Game 1 of the World Series against the Dodgers on Tuesday, Brian McTaggart of MLB.com reports.
Beltran will open Game 1 on the bench with no designated hitter available at Dodger Stadium. He likely won't start any games in Los Angeles, though he'll be available as a pinch hitter and could return to the starting nine when the Astros return home. Beltran is just 3-for-17 (.176) so far this postseason.
Beltran is not in the lineup for Game 7 of the ALCS against the Yankees on Saturday.
Beltran is just 3-for-17 (.176) so far in the postseason, so he'll open Saturday's decisive Game 7 on the bench as the Astros look to advance to their first World Series since 2005. In his place, Evan Gattis will serve as the designated hitter, batting sixth.
Beltran is out of the lineup for Game 6 of the ALCS against the Yankees on Friday, Brian McTaggart of MLB.com reports.
Beltran will head to the bench as the Astros face elimination against Luis Severino and the Yankees at Minute Maid Park. In his place, Evan Gattis will start the contest in the DH spot while batting eighth.
Beltran is not in the lineup for Game 3 of the ALCS against the Yankees on Monday.
Beltran will head to the bench after starting the previous two games of the series and going 0-for-6. With Beltran opening on the bench, Yulieski Gurriel will serve as Houston's designated hitter, with Marwin Gonzalez manning first and Cameron Maybin stepping in to start in left field.
Beltran is in the lineup for Game 1 of the ALCS against the Yankees on Friday.
Beltran will bat seventh out of the DH spot against Masahiro Tanaka following his clutch hitting during Monday's series-clinching victory over Boston. During the ALDS, Beltran went 2-for-5 with one double and one walk.
Beltran is out of the lineup Monday in the Astros' matchup with the Red Sox in Game 4 of their ALDS series, Jake Kaplan of the Houston Chronicle reports.
Though he owns a 10-for-27 lifetime mark against Red Sox starting pitcher Rick Porcello, Beltran will head to the bench in favor of Evan Gattis, who will bat eighth as the Astros' designated hitter. Through the first three games of the series, Beltran has gone 1-for-4 with a walk.
Beltran is serving as the Astros' designated hitter in Sunday's ALDS Game 3 against the Red Sox.
The Astros deployed Evan Gattis as their designated hitter in each of the first two games of the postseason series, but they'll send in the veteran Beltran for Game 3 against Doug Fister and the Red Sox. The 40-year-old hit just .196 during the final month of the regular season.
Beltran is not in the lineup against the Red Sox on Friday for Game 2.
Following Thursday's victory, manager A.J. Hinch will trot out the same exact starting nine as the Astros look to take a 2-0 lead in the ALDS before the series shifts to Boston. Evan Gattis will once again man the DH spot while Beltran remains on the bench.
Beltran is out of the lineup for Game 1 of the ALDS against the Red Sox on Thursday, MLB.com's Brian McTaggart reports.
Beltran will occupy a spot on the bench for the opening game of this series, while Evan Gattis draws a start as the designated hitter. Since Aug. 17, Beltran has slashed just .163/.232/.233 with no home runs and three RBI in 28 games.
Beltran is out of Saturday's lineup against the Red Sox, Jake Kaplan of the Houston Chronicle reports.
He has been playing roughly every other day this month, and will once again take a seat after getting the start Friday and going 1-for-4. Evan Gattis is starting at DH and hitting fifth.
Beltran is out of the lineup against the Red Sox on Thursday, Jake Kaplan of the Houston Chronicle reports.
Beltran retreats to the bench following a 1-for-5 performance during Wednesday's game in Arlington. In his place, Evan Gattis will pick up a start at the DH spot, while batting fifth in the order.
Beltran is not in the lineup for Tuesday's game against the Rangers.
Beltran will start on the bench for the third time in four games as the Astros look to give him ample rest in the final week to keep him fresh for the postseason. In his place, Evan Gattis is batting cleanup as the designated hitter.
Beltran is not in the lineup Saturday for the second straight day.
Beltran has gone 13-for-38 (.342) in his career against Angels starter Bud Norris, but the Astros are giving several of their regulars the day off Saturday and want Beltran to be fresh for the postseason.
Beltran is not in the lineup Friday against the Angels.
Beltran has started three of Houston's last four games. In that time he's gone 0-for-11 at the dish, bringing his line down to .189/.231/.297 for the month of September. Evan Gattis will get the nod to start at the DH spot Friday night while Beltran gets the night off.
Beltran is out of the lineup Wednesday against the White Sox.
Beltran has gone 0-for-7 over the Astros' last two games, dropping his batting average to .233 for the season. He'll sit out Wednesday while George Springer moves to the DH spot.
Beltran went 3-for-4 with a double, two RBI and a run scored in Saturday's 8-6 win over Seattle.
Beltran had gone eight games without an RBI and was hitting just .153 (9-for-59) over the 21 games entering Saturday. He's limited to designated hitter work these days, but if Beltran's not hitting regularly, manager A.J. Hinch could use the DH spot as a way to keep other hitters fresh.
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