After missing half the season last year with a knee injury, Carlos Beltran is off to a torrid start this season.
He sat the third game of each of the first few series, but has played in almost every game since.
Beltran is hitting .296 with five HR, 18 RBI and an NL-leading 12 doubles. He’s also showed decent range in right field.
Beltran is set to be a free agent after this season, and it’s looking more and more like the New York Mets will explore trade opportunities for their right fielder.
At this point in his career, Beltran can benefit a team looking for a corner outfielder/DH for the stretch run. As such, an AL team seems like a better fit.
Odds are that Beltran won’t be a Met next season, so the Mets would be wise to at least get some value back in return.
Here are five teams that may make a play for Beltran at the trade deadline.