Posted December 20, 2013 by Luis Mercado in Sports

New York Yankees Welcome Carlos Beltran [Video]

The New York Yankees have held their third major press conference in a month, this time formally announcing the signing of outfielder Carlos Beltran.

He was signed to a three year, $45 million contract shortly after the Yankees lost superstar second baseman Robinson Cano to the Seattle Mariners.

Beltran, a native Puerto Rican, has wanted to come to the Yankees several times in the past. He idolized Bernie Williams who manned center field for New York from 1991-2006. It was also his favorite team when he was younger.

The 36 year old has played for the Kansas City Royals, Houston Astros, New York Mets, San Francisco Giants and St. Louis Cardinals in his career. Like his idol he has been clutch in the postseason with a .333 batting average, 16 homeruns and 40 rbi’s.

He is an eight time all star, 1999 rookie of the year, and three time gold glove winner in his career. He will be wearing number 36 as his longtime number 15 has been retired by Thurmon Munson.

Watch the press conference below.