Sport Astros hold funeral service for Carlos Beltran's glove

02:10  18 july  2017
02:10  18 july  2017 Source:   Sporting News

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And if “it” is the glove of Houston Astros veteran Carlos Beltran , you mourn it. Beltran ’ s teammates gathered around the outfield at Minute Maid Park to hold a funeral service for Beltran ’ s outfield mitt, which hasn’t seen action since May 16.

When the Astros signed Carlos Beltran over the winter, they did so with the idea of using him as their primary designated hitter, and giving him spot starts in the outfield. On Monday, the Astros made it official by holding a mock memorial service for Beltran ' s glove at Minute Maid Park.

The Astros bidded farewell to an old friend Monday at Minute Maid Park — Carlos Beltran's glove.

Beltran, a three-time Gold Glove winning outfielder, hasn't played his fielding position since May 16 due to a stacked Astros roster and his aging 40-year-old body. Led by Brian McCann, his Astros teammates jokingly put Beltran's glove out of its misery before their matchup with the Mariners.

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Astros hold funeral service © (Getty Images) Astros hold funeral service

Beltran was with the Astros in 2004 and rejoined the team this year after spending last season between the Yankees and Rangers. He has played just nine games in the outfield this season, but continues to see time at designated hitter despite batting .231/.289/.408 for the American League leaders. Perhaps McCann should lead a resurrection of Beltran's bat next.

Astros star Carlos Correa out 6-8 weeks after thumb surgery .
Carlos Correa has been in the conversation for the American League MVP. He will now have to sit and watch his team battle without him.Correa posted a picture of himself in a surgical gown with a caption that described the surgery as a success followed by "ready for what's next.

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