Carlos Beltran is a Houston Astro, according to Buster Olney on Twitter.
Beltran, of course, was acquired by the Texas Rangers in a deal fronted by 2015 #4 pick Dillon Tate this past summer. Texas reportedly had some interest in bringing back Beltran, but the priorities, according to Jon Daniels, are center field and starting pitching. With Beltran mostly a DH at this point, and with Shin-Soo Choo likely needing to be relegated to primarily DH duty in 2017, Beltran wasn’t an ideal fit.
The Astros, meanwhile, had expressed a desire to add some veteran presence and leadership to a young team that has been competitive the past two seasons, but that has failed to beat the Rangers in the A.L. West race. Beltran will presumably be Houston’s primary DH.
Beltran reportedly received 1 year, $16 million, with a full no-trade clause.