New York Mets outfielder Carlos Beltran will not be going across town to the Yankees. According to sources with ESPN, the Yankees are not interested in Beltran wearing the pin stripes.
Beltran is hitting 0.285 with 13 home runs and 58 RBIs for the season. The 34 year old will be a free agent next year, fueling the rumors that he will be dealt by the Mets.
The Mets are currently in 3rd place in the NL East, 11 games behind the division leading Philadelphia Phillies, and 7.5 games behind the wild-card leading Atlanta Braves.
Beltran has a no-trade clause in his contract, but indicated that he would waive it to play with a contender.
Some of the teams rumored to be interested in Beltran are the defending World Series champion San Francisco Giants and the Boston Red Sox who are also playoff contenders.
Beltran recently participated in the MLB All-Star game as part of the NL team which won 5-1 managed by Giants manger Bruce Bochy. Since the Mets played the Giants prior to the game, Beltran traveled to Arizona with the 5 Giants players named to the All-Star team.
Sources with ESPN say that as many as 7 teams are interested in Beltran.