Could the Reds be interested in free agent outfielder Carlos Beltran?
According to a report from a Puerto Rican newspaper, the Reds have reportedly contacted Beltran's agent, Dan Lozano, about the possibility of bringing the veteran to Cincinnati. C. Trent Rosecrans of the Cincinnati Enquirer was the first to report the story here in the U.S.
Beltran, who will turn 37-years-old next April, is said to be seeking a three-year contract and aims to make a final decision by mid-December.
The Tigers, Yankees, Rangers, Orioles, Mariners, Red Sox, and Royals are several of the teams rumored to be vying for his services.
As Rosecrans astutely points out, the Reds seem like a longshot at best to actually sign Beltran. His age, coupled with his asking price, will probably be enough to keep the Reds away from making any serious offer. However, Beltran's big bat would definitely be a welcome sight to Great American Ball Park if it somehow came to fruition.
On a related note, Lozano is also Joey Votto's agent.