Carlos Beltran’s tenure as a Texas Ranger has come to an end. After a storied career that spanned some sixty-four days in a Texas uniform, Rangers fans are going to have to get used to the fact that Carlos Beltran will no longer be roaming right field in Arlington as a Texas Ranger as he did for nine regular season games in 2016.
His accomplishments as a Ranger will be hard to forget.
Beltran played in 52 games since being acquired at the trade deadline to be the Rangers regular DH and occasional right fielder, hitting seven home runs, driving in 29, with an OPS of .776.
And who will forget his long and storied contributions in the post-season? Both hits will be etched in the minds of Rangers fans forever. His single in the seventh inning of Game 1 with the Rangers down 7-0 before being erased on a double play the next batter. And his single in the bottom of the first inning in Game 2, where he was eventually stranded at second.
So, now, the Rangers have to look to someone else to fill the big holes Carlos Beltran’s departure will leave in their lineup. Because now Carlos Beltran is an Astro.
How will Rangers fans cope with the loss of a legend? They are about to find out. Because, sadly, the Carlos Beltran era is now over.