Carlos Beltran has been hired by YES Network as a game analyst and is expected to call 36 games.
The 20-year veteran emerged as an intriguing candidate for YES, which was looking to fill a void left when David Cone joined ESPN’s “Sunday Night Baseball” team and Ken Singleton retired.
That opened the door for Beltran, who has been away from the game since he was dismissed as Mets manager in January 2020, less than three months after he was hired, in the wake of the Astros’ sign-stealing scandal. He did not manage a single game.
In his career, Beltran hit 149 home runs, drove in 559 runs, earned three Gold Glove awards and two Silver Slugger awards in seven years with the Mets, and was a key piece of the team’s 2006 NLCS run. He played in parts of three seasons with the Yankees near the end of his career.